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CLEVELAND IS A “SHAW TOWN”

Atlanta, GA – March 10, 2017 – Two opportunities to see the award-winning documentary Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices are coming up in Cleveland. Robert Shaw’s connection with Cleveland began as associate conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Zell, an important element of the film.

This Saturday, March 18th at 7 PM, the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights will screen the film as part of the congregation’s 150-year celebration. Mr. Shaw came to First Unitarian as minister of music during his tenure at the Cleveland Orchestra and while there established a music program that was noted throughout the U.S. His techniques and teachings are still widely used today.

For more information on the March 18th screening, go to http://www.firstunitariancleveland.org/pages/community-calendar.htm

Then, for those who cannot attend March 18th, another opportunity occurs at 7 PM on Monday, April 10th at the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, also in Shaker Heights. Both presentations of the film will involve pre-film concerts as part of the program.

For more information on the April 10th screening, go to http://www.firstbaptistcleveland.org/robert-shaw-film/

Robert Shaw was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, as well as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Shaw received 14 Grammy awards, four ASCAP awards for service to contemporary music, the first Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded to a conductor, and was a 1991 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

Awarded Best Documentary at last month’s Beaufort International Film Festival, Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices also earned the Gold Award in February at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards. The film, about the extraordinary life of America's internationally famous and revered choral and orchestral conductor, is currently making the film festival circuit and is not yet available for purchase and not anticipated to be available until possibly sometime next year.

Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices is the brainchild of the executive producer, Kiki Wilson. Ms. Wilson sings alto in Shaw's celebrated Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (ASOC). A 36-year veteran of that ensemble, she was with the chorus through most of the Shaw years.

Amy Linton, editor of the film, accepted the Beaufort award for the film team. This was her fifth film at the Beaufort festival and her fourth win, including the much-praised Daughters of the Dust. Robert Shaw-Man of Many Voices was co-directed by Peter Miller of New York-based Willow Pond Films and Atlanta-based Pam Roberts.

View the trailer for the film at: https://vimeo.com/203206134

Emmy Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce, narrates the film from Mr. Shaw’s modest beginnings through his improbable but meteoric rise to national stardom and international acclaim. The choral world’s fascination with Robert Shaw’s techniques are only slightly matched by the music world’s celebration of the sounds he was able to create. 16 Grammy Awards plus the first classical “Gold Album”, selling more than one million copies, attest to his 60-year career.

Robert Shaw’s impact went beyond the musical world and into civil rights arena as well. The film explores his forays into the South with racially integrated choruses as well as his reasoning for bringing his already impressive musical influence to Atlanta in the 1960s. In addition to the afore mentioned honors, Mr. Shaw was also recognized via the Alice M. Ditson Conductor's Award for Service to American Music; the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, the Gold Baton Award of the American Symphony Orchestra League for "distinguished service to music and the arts," the American National Medal of Arts, France's Officier des Arts et des Lettres, England's Gramophone Award,

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ROBERT SHAW FILM WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Atlanta, GA – February 21, 2017 – The Atlanta-produced movie Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices is the winner of the Beaufort International Film Festival award for Best Documentary.

The film, about the extraordinary life of Atlanta's internationally famous and revered choral and orchestral conductor, is the brainchild of its executive producer, Kiki Wilson. Ms. Wilson sings alto with Shaw's celebrated Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (ASOC) and was with the chorus through most of the Shaw years.

This is the second award in as many weeks for the Robert Shaw film. On February 13th, the team learned the documentary had won the Gold Award in the 2017 Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards.

Amy Linton, editor of the film, accepted the award for the film team. This was her fifth film at the Beaufort festival and her fourth win. Robert Shaw-Man of Many Voices was co-directed by Peter Miller of New York-based Willow Pond Films and Atlanta-based Pam Roberts.

View the trailer for the film at: https://vimeo.com/203206134

Emmy Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce, narrates the film from Mr. Shaw’s modest beginnings through his improbable but meteoric rise to national stardom and international acclaim. The choral world’s fascination with Robert Shaw’s techniques are only slightly matched by the music world’s celebration of the sounds he was able to create. 16 Grammy Awards plus the first classical “Gold Album”, selling more than one million copies, attest to his 60-year career.

Robert Shaw’s impact went beyond the musical world and into civil rights arena as well. The film explores his forays into the South with racially integrated choruses as well as his reasoning for bringing his already impressive musical influence to Atlanta in the 1960s.

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ROBERT SHAW DOCUMENTARY SCREENING IN ASHEVILLE

 

Atlanta, GA – October 12, 2016 – The new documentary celebrating the centenary of the legendary conductor and choral director, Robert Shaw will screen for the first time in Asheville on October 20th. The one-time screening will occur at 7 pm in the Fine Arts Theatre on Biltmore Avenue.

Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices originally premiered in April this year at Atlanta Symphony Hall in conjunction with what would have been Mr. Shaw’s 100th birthday. Since that time, the film has made the rounds of summer music festivals like Ravinia and enjoyed the attention of several choral society events. The film is being considered for several film festivals and has already been selected for the St. Louis International Film Festival (November 9th) and at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival (February 9 – 19, 2017).

The documentary explores the extraordinary and improbable life of small town minister’s son who manages, without formal training, to become a pop music sensation before deciding to devote his life and energy to classical music. In doing so, Shaw pioneered choral techniques that are still applied today while creating the world renowned, Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. His highly successful 60-year career influenced more than just music and the film explores his impact on civil rights and international relations during the cold war are explored.

The few screenings of the film to date have generated an enthusiastic response including this from the New York Times’ music critic, James Oestreich: “Poignant and compelling…though an obvious labor of love, it remains admirably cleareyed in its warts-and-all perspective.” Emmy Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce, narrates the film.

Tickets for the Asheville screening can be purchased at the theatre box office (www.fineartstheatre.com). Advanced purchase is recommended.

The Asheville screening is sponsored by the Arts Commission of The Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village. Future screening dates can found at http://robertshawthefilm.com/.

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ATLANTA’S RESOUNDING SUCCESS SHOWING TODAY IN NEW YORK

Atlanta, GA – May 5, 2016 – The new documentary film focusing on Atlanta’s legendary conductor and choral director, Robert Shaw, that first premiered April 24th at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall will be shown today in New York.

The New York City screening will be at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Bruno Walters Auditorium at Lincoln Center. Tickets are free but reservations must be made via the NYPL online site.

The few screenings of the film to date have generated an enthusiastic response including this from the New York Times’ music critic, James Oestreich: “Poignant and compelling…though an obvious labor of love, it remains admirably cleareyed in its warts-and-all perspective.”

Viewers at the Atlanta premiere were similarly moved and impressed, “The first half of the program was worth the price of admission alone. And then you got that beautiful and moving film on top of that. What a great way to spend an afternoon,” replied Atlanta-native Temi Feldman Kageorge as she exited Symphony Hall.

That day began in true Robert Shaw fashion. Ann Howard Jones, Shaw’s esteemed assistant for 15 years and recently retired director of music for Boston University, led 8 local high school and university choral groups in an intense choral clinic. The groups, including the Morehouse College Glee Club and the Lassiter High School Choraliers, then serenaded the assembled guests with a pair of Shaw’s favorite pieces. After several choral presentations, including a performance by Mr. Shaw’s niece Holly Shaw Price, The Atlanta Young Singers and Mr. Shaw’s own Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Woodruff Center hosted a reunion for current and former members of the ASO Chorus.

Winner of numerous awards, Mr. Shaw was the music director the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the founder of the celebrated, all-volunteer ASO Chorus. The film, several years in the making, utilizes a vast archive of photo, sound and motion picture images to explore Mr. Shaw’s highly unusual career path and his unmatched legacy on the world of music and on choral music in particular. The premieres are timed to align with what would have been Mr. Shaw’s 100th birthday.

View the trailer for the film at: https://vimeo.com/138375236

Emmy Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce, narrates the film. Starting with Mr. Shaw’s modest beginnings the story traces his improbable but meteoric rise to national stardom and international acclaim. The choral world’s fascination with Robert Shaw’s techniques are only slightly matched by the music world’s celebration of the sounds he was able to create. 16 Grammy Awards plus the first classical “Gold Album”, selling more than one million copies, attest to his 60-year career.

The film also explores how Robert Shaw’s impact went beyond the musical and into civil and human rights issues as well. His forays into the South with racially integrated choruses as well as his reasoning for bringing his already impressive musical influence to Atlanta in the 1960s show a surprisingly early commitment from the very outset of his career. This courage appears again when the film explores his choral tours behind the Iron Curtain.

David Hyde Pierce is known largely for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Just as Robert Shaw was known for his distinctive and passionate choral direction, Mr. Pierce is known for his distinctive voice and often does voice work.

Tickets for today can be purchased at: http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/special-film-screening-robert-shaw-man-of-many-voices

Future screening dates can found at http://robertshawthefilm.com/

 

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ATLANTA’S LEGENDARY ROBERT SHAW PREMIERS AGAIN
WITH NEW DOCUMENTARY


Atlanta, GA – March 9, 2016 – A new documentary film focusing on the legendary conductor and choral
director, Robert Shaw, will premier April 24th at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta.


Winner of numerous awards, Mr. Shaw was the music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the
founder of the celebrated, all-volunteer ASO Chorus. The film, several years in the making, utilizes a vast
archive of photo, sound and motion picture images to explore Mr. Shaw’s highly unusual career path and
his unmatched legacy on the world of music and on choral music in particular. The premier is timed to align
with what would have been Mr. Shaw’s 100th birthday.


View the trailer for the film at: https://vimeo.com/138375236


Emmy Award winning actor, David Hyde Pierce, narrates the film from Mr. Shaw’s modest beginnings through
his improbable but meteoric rise to national stardom and international acclaim. The choral world’s fascination
with Robert Shaw’s techniques are only slightly matched by the music world’s celebration of the sounds he
was able to create. 16 Grammy Awards plus the first classical “Gold Album”, selling more than one million
copies, attest to his 60 year career.


Robert Shaw’s impact went beyond the musical and into civil rights as well. The film explores his forays into
the South with racially integrated choruses as well as his reasonings for bringing his already impressive musical
influence to Atlanta in the 1960s.


David Hyde Pierce is known largely for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, for
which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Just as
Robert Shaw was known for his distinctive and passionate choral direction, Mr. Pierce is known for his distinctive
voice and often does voice work.


Tickets can be purchased ataso.org/robertshawfilm