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.
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.
The National Symphony Orchestra will spend an entire week in Kentucky early next year. During the mid-February residency, the 100-musician orchestra will perform concerts in Louisville, Florence, Owensboro, Paducah, Lexington and Somerset.
In his quest to make Forecastle one of the top festivals the region, founder J.K. McKnight has moved the event from the Belvedere to Waterfront Park. The four-stage festival begins on July 9th and features headliners the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon, with more bands to be announced.
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 […]
SoA 2/2/10: Arts & Education Listen to the Show
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]