THIRTEEN to Premiere New Series ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA, 9/8
ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA, Thirteen
"All-Star Orchestra" will premiere Sundays at 12:30pm on THIRTEEN and at 3:30pm on WLIW21 beginning September 8. On NJTV, the series premieres Sunday, September 8 at 6pm, and resumes on Sunday, October 6.
In Episode one, "Music for the Theatre," features Igor Stravinsky's "Suite from the Firebird," Maurice Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2," and former New York City Ballet Composer in Residence Bright Sheng's "Prelude to BLACK SWAN."
Get a sneak peek here!
The new made-for-television, eight-part, classical concert series "All-Star Orchestra" delivers "masterpieces for the masses," helping viewers enjoy, explore and experience the celebrated classical music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Mahler. Renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz hand-picked "all-star" musicians from some of the country's greatest orchestras to form the "All-Star Orchestra" ensemble, who gather annually for a one-week performance "summit." Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer, including Philip Glass. These inspiring, all-ages concerts, filmed in New York's historic The Grand at Manhattan Center, are supplemented with illuminating interviews with the conductor, musicians, composers and special guests.
The series premieres nationwide this month on public television (check local listings) and is a co-production of the All-Star Orchestra and WNET. Distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).