Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Great Expectations: PBS To Air Documentary On Charles Ives's Holidays Symphony But Will Classical WETA Program American Classical Music Post-July 4?

Saint Petersburg, Russia, and New England, United States of America. Both ca. 1905.


"The second season of the San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score program, which begins airing [on tax-payer supported PBS in October 2009] features the music and the stories behind Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Charles Ives’s Holidays Symphony, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, including scenes shot in Paris, New England, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.

Following the telecasts, all episodes will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray High Definition formats through the San Francisco Symphony Web site and through PBS‘s digital distribution channels, including iTunes, Zune, and others.

Once again, the Keeping Score telecasts will be augmented by an interactive Web site on each composer, a 13-week radio series, and an education program for K-12 teachers in select cities. More detailed information about these ancillary programs is available at www.sfspressroom.org/keepingscore."


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