I can't think of very many events worth celebrating more than this coming Saturday's Fanfara Opening Night Extravaganza, marking the long-awaited return of the Louisville Orchestra.
Now that the issues between the Orchestra's board and musicians have finally been resolved, the curtain will be going up once again on one of Louisville's most important institutions, and this is great news for everyone who lives in this city.
It's well-known that when companies choose where to locate their operations, close attention is paid to a city's educational system, professional sports options, medical facilities and arts community. And for 75 seasons now, the Louisville Orchestra has been the cornerstone of this city's arts scene, showcasing some of the world's finest conductors and musicians.
Saturday night will not only be a celebration of the past 75 years, but also the beginning of a new era for the Louisville Orchestra. So if you've often thought you might like to take in a concert but never could find the time - well, perhaps the time has come to make time.
It can be easy to take wonderful things for granted. But when a jewel like the Louisville Orchestra is suddenly missing - as it was for a while there - we can see the huge void it creates. Here's hoping Saturday night is just the beginning of another 75 years that will make us all proud to call Louisville home.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.