Rescheduled: Princeton, New Jersey Screening with Dr. Ann Howard Jones

UPDATE: Snowstorms have a way of interfering. February's chilly blast through the upper northeast stranded Dr. Jones and motivated Westminster Choir College to postpone their screening of Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices so that Dr. Jones could be available to lead the sight singing and to speak of her work with Mr. Shaw. The new date is April 7th. Presumably the chance of snow, ice and wintery bluster will be minimal at that point. All other details for the event remain the same. 

Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey is hosting a screening of Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices on Friday, February 10th at 6:30 PM in Westminster's Hillman Performance Hall. Dr Ann Howard Jones will lead a reading of four selections prior to the screening and will offer some insights on the documentary and on Mr. Shaw. She will also address questions after the film.

http://www.rider.edu/events/robert-shaw-man-many-voices

If you're in the area or know someone who is, this is a rare opportunity to see this excellent movie. Which, by the way, has been accepted into Beaufort International Film Festival in South Carolina, the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) in Palm Springs and the Palm Beach International Film Festival in Florida. Look for it there!

Posted on February 8, 2017 and filed under News.

“A beautifully well-done film, deeply moving and inspiring”

And this from the February 3rd edition of the Kansas City Star....

Robert Shaw tribute

The legendary choral conductor Robert Shaw, who died in 1999, left his mark on choruses and choral conductors across the country, including Kansas City’s Charles Bruffy, director of the Kansas City Chorale, and William Baker, founder and artistic director of the William Baker Festival Singers.

To honor his mentor, Baker and his Festival Singers are presenting the Kansas City premiere of the documentary film “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” Feb. 11 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

“I was honored to be present for the world premiere last April in Atlanta,” Baker said. “It is a beautifully well-done film, deeply moving and inspiring. Kansas City has become one of America’s most richly diverse home for great choral music, not in small part because of the influence of Robert Shaw.”

The film will be preceded by a gala concert, “Robert Shaw: Traditions in Music,” presented by the Festival Singers’ Choral Workshop conducted by Norman Mackenzie, Shaw’s successor as director of choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The screening and gala concert are part of a weekend of events to honor Shaw, which will include workshops and rehearsals with Mackenzie.

1 p.m. Feb. 11. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415, W. 13th. $10. FestivalSingers.org

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article130353694.html#storylink=cpy

Posted on February 8, 2017 and filed under News.

“A beautifully well-done film, deeply moving and inspiring”

And this from the February 3rd edition of the Kansas City Star....

Robert Shaw tribute

The legendary choral conductor Robert Shaw, who died in 1999, left his mark on choruses and choral conductors across the country, including Kansas City’s Charles Bruffy, director of the Kansas City Chorale, and William Baker, founder and artistic director of the William Baker Festival Singers.

To honor his mentor, Baker and his Festival Singers are presenting the Kansas City premiere of the documentary film “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” Feb. 11 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

“I was honored to be present for the world premiere last April in Atlanta,” Baker said. “It is a beautifully well-done film, deeply moving and inspiring. Kansas City has become one of America’s most richly diverse home for great choral music, not in small part because of the influence of Robert Shaw.”

The film will be preceded by a gala concert, “Robert Shaw: Traditions in Music,” presented by the Festival Singers’ Choral Workshop conducted by Norman Mackenzie, Shaw’s successor as director of choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The screening and gala concert are part of a weekend of events to honor Shaw, which will include workshops and rehearsals with Mackenzie.

1 p.m. Feb. 11. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415, W. 13th. $10. FestivalSingers.org

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article130353694.html#storylink=cpy

 

Posted on February 6, 2017 .

Cleveland Museum of Art

Several months ago, the Cleveland Museum of Art approached us about screening RS-MoMV. The date of November 18th was selected and is now coming up fast for this Ohio premiere (https://www.clevelandart.org/events/films/robert-shaw-man-of-many-voices). 

Cleveland is, of course, a particularly important venue for any production regarding Robert Shaw. He spent 10 very formative years of his career there working with - and learning from - George Szell. And with the intense training that came from being the Cleveland Orchestra's associate conductor he moved on to become music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 

Our executive producer, Kiki Wilson, will be in attendance to answer questions after the screening. She will also participate in several interviews that we will share with you here. The classical music stations, WCLV, will be airing one interview between 5 and 6 that same day.

Posted on November 14, 2016 .

Summer into Fall

Summer is the season of music festivals and a film about music can be very popular. Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices is a film about a man and his music and it was quite popular this summer. Now autumn can be officially launched by announcing our documentary has been accepted by the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

With the season of film festivals on the rise as the music festival season wanes, we hope to have more such opportunities to share with you. In the meantime, we are quite excited about the SDJFF.

From their website: The twenty-sixth annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival has created a program of outstanding documentaries, feature films, shorts and speakers for your pleasure. Insight, knowledge and thought provoking entertainment for your viewing experience. In addition to the value and pleasure of the films themselves, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival offers a communal experience. It is an opportunity to come together with friends and family and to meet new people as well. Participants, volunteers and staff all exhibit energy and vitality that is apparent inside and outside the theater, all of which contributes to an exciting and worthwhile event.

See you there!

Posted on September 23, 2016 and filed under News.

This week: The Ravinia Music Festival

On Wednesday of this week, Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices - will screen at the Ravinia Music Festival just north of Chicago. In fact, Ravinia has a whole Shaw schedule running through August 21st featuring two of Shaw's most beloved artists, Sylvia McNair and Marietta Simpson, as well as some of his directorial protégés, his muses and favorite symphonies.

http://www.ravinia.org/Page/RobertShaw

 

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under News.

Robert Shaw and bassist Jane Little - history moves on.

In international news, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist Jane Little died in concert last week. The New York Times ran a lengthy obituary which included multiple photographs including one with Robert Shaw and her that ran in a 1960s magazine issue.

These two alone make quite an impressionable history. There must be something magical in that music that has been the ASO's for such a long time.

Here's the article ...

Posted on May 23, 2016 and filed under News.

Another chance to see the film

Missed seeing the premiere of Robert Shaw -Man of Many Voices or just want to see it again? Another opportunity is coming up nearby. The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival will feature a screening of the film on July 6th.

Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by contacting the executive director of the festival, Nancy Gould-Aaron using the contact information below….

Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 1702
507 Chestnut Street
Highlands, NC  28741
Phone: 828-526-9060
Email:
hccmf@frontier.com

 As the NY Times’ James Oestreich referenced it, this biography of choral music’s greatest conductor is both “poignant and compelling.” Come see it!

Will be posting other screenings as they are confirmed.