Orchestra Exploring Financial Options

The Louisville Orchestra’s management and players remain tight-lipped about the ongoing contract negotiations between the administration and musicians’ union. Sources tell WFPL that while the current talks are related to contract extensions, the orchestra is also seeking immediate savings, and a possible bankruptcy filing is also on the table.

Both Sides Quiet In Louisville Orchestra Negotiations

The musicians’ contract expires next year, and both sides say they do not want to negotiate through the media. Administrators say they are seeking a long-term solution for a financially-sustainable orchestra. They also declined to discuss the ensemble’s financial condition.

Fund for the Arts Launches Public Campaign

The Louisville Fund for the Arts launched the public period of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. A string of arts groups and artists performed in a showcase at the Brown Theatre marking the launch of this last leg of the Fund’s current campaign. It’s raised more than $4 million so […]

Ticket Sales Rise Sharply for Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker

The Louisville Ballet closed the first run of its new production of The Nutcracker yesterday, after more than a dozen performances. And it produced some surprising results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after the economy took a nosedive last year, the Louisville Ballet had its lowest selling production of The Nutcracker. And it had to […]

Reactions to Naming of Next Education Commissioner

Education leaders throughout the state are reacting to today’s selection of Kentucky’s next education commissioner. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The reactions to the state Board of Education’s choice of Terry Holliday range from Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman to the head of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. Holliday has been a superintendent […]

Faculty of One Louisville School Learns About the Arts

This week, an arts education program will be training a whole school of teachers for the first time in its 26-year history. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. For the next two weeks 43 teachers from throughout Kentucky will attend the Kentucky Center’s annual Institute for Arts in Education. It includes seminars where participants get hands-on experience […]

Actors Theatre Stages High School Students' Plays

On Sunday and Monday, Actors Theatre of Louisville puts the words of students from the region on stage in a play festival. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The New Voices Play Festival features eight plays by area high school students. The festival is not a stand-alone event, says Lee Look, who coordinates the festival and the […]