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Louisville Orchestra News
By Henry C. Mayer
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Louisville Orchestra $57,000, which will support its store-house of recordings made for its First Editions label. Also, The Orchestra recently won the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Program.
The Orchestra and its players have a new four-year contract. The orchestra season will be 42 weeks. By the 4th year, full-time musicians' base salaries will be $36,400.
Highlights of the coming year's Masterworks' Program include a concert version of Act I of Wagner's Die Walkure and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. 30.