Musical Life in Louisville
Significantly, his lifelong passion for the violin found a new home here. Over the years, Kurt played in community orchestras at the University of Louisville, the Jewish Community Center, and several chamber groups. He and Gerda maintained close friendships with Louisville Orchestra conductors Sidney Harth and Paul Kling. In September of 1956, violinist and Louisville Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Sidney Harth invites Kurt Ackermann to audition for a new orchestra forming at the University of Louisville. The audition was successful and Kurt Ackermann is listed as a violinist in the program for the new orchestra's first performance December 1956.