New Music Makes a City Now episode launch! The Corner Room follows composer Rachel Grimes' world premiere with Louisville Orchestra

For indie composer Rachel Grimes, having her work premiered by the Louisville Orchestra at their Festival of American Music last spring was a dream come true. The prolific Louisville musician has several albums under her belt (both with the indie-rock chamber ensemble "Rachel’s" and solo), and has composed music for bands, chamber orchestras, and film. But this commission marked her first opportunity to compose and debut her own work with a major orchestra. This is a rare glimpse into one composer's creative process and how her music emerged from private imagination into the concert hall.

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Sound in Motion: Louisville Flyover Film Festival presents selected Music Makes a City Now episodes in mixed media finale

The Louisville Film Society launches its 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival on July 24 – 29. Two documentaries that honor native sons Wendell Berry (The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry) and Harry Caudill (Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage) open the five-day event, which closes with mixed media finale on the Belvedere, Sound in Motion:  Louisville Music On Stage & Screen

Music Makes a City Now special episode "Kentucky Royal Fanfare" featuring Prince Charles is now available on PBS.org!

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Louisville, Ky. to meet with leading figures from around the globe to discuss pressing concerns facing life on Earth as part of the Louisville Health and Harmony Initiative. During their short trip, the city offers them the royal treatment with a concert in their honor. Watch as conductor Teddy Abrams creates and performs an original fanfare.

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Music Makes A City Now: Ep. 8 Music is Alive is now on YouTube!

Teddy Abrams and the Sixth Floor Trio gather classical, folk, and bluegrass virtuosos—including songstress Aoife O’Donovan—for an experimental festival at Fairchild Garden in Miami, Florida. At GardenMusic, the artists “embrace the chaos” as they collaborate, workshop and perform pieces that defy musical labels and engage audiences of all ages.

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Music Makes A City Now: Ep. 7 Sixth Floor Trio premieres today!

Teddy and old friends light up Louisville with their genre-blending side project, the Sixth Floor Trio. The trio, which includes four—Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, Johnny Teyssier and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich—met in 2005 while studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. Read more about the episode here!

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