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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 .

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.

NY Times: "Poignant and Compelling"

Just received today, James Oestreicht, classical music critic for the New York Times, had a great April 27th article discussing Mr. Shaw's lengthy relationship with the Brahms Requiem and other music as well.

A very intelligent and insightful read, the article discusses Mr. Shaw's workshops, his legacy in the ASO Chorus and his "tremendous force for good." He also notes the Man of Many Voices film and the upcoming ASO and ASO Chorus performance of the Brahms Requiem this Saturday at Carnegie Hall.

Besides bestowing "poignant and compelling" upon the film, Mr. Oestreicht also notes the Thursday, May 5th screening at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Take a read: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/arts/music/saluting-robert-shaw-a-conductor-of-humanist-spirituality.html

Posted on April 28, 2016 and filed under News.