This mini-series delivers "masterpieces for the masses," helping viewers enjoy, explore and experience the celebrated classical music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Mahler. The educational and entertaining eight-part series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top players 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.
All-Star Orchestra Previous Broadcasts
What Makes A Masterpiece? (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 6, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti!
Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvorak created some of his greatest works while living in the United States; above all, the "New World" Symphony. This program will investigate the multiple stories and influences - Native American, African-American, and Czech -that Dvo
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM