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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