All-Star Orchestra

"All-Star Orchestra" 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 gathered together in August 2012 for a one-week recording "summit." Each one-hour 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.

Mon, Jun 24 11:00 A.M. Celebrating Unity Around The World     NH Explore (11.2)

The universal language of music brings together rodeos of Argentinian cowboys in Estancia by Alberto Ginestera, the mythical worlds of Greek and German legends in Richard Wagner's Tannhauser, and the African celebration of Umoja ("An Anthem of Unity") by American composer Valerie Coleman.

Mon, Jul 1 11:00 A.M. The Pines of Rome, and the Restless Sea     NH Explore (11.2)

Ottorino Respighi's great orchestral showpiece "The Pines of Rome" unites nature with the history of Rome, "the Eternal City," in thrilling tone-pictures.

Mon, Jul 8 11:00 A.M. Vienna Dreams and Barcelona Visions     NH Explore (11.2)

An unforgettable love-story set in a Vienna of long ago comes alive in Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) , arranged as a symphonic suite by Gerard Schwarz.

Mon, Jul 15 11:00 A.M. Free But Happy - Brahms' 3rd Symphony     NH Explore (11.2)

Johannes Brahms expressed his own enigmatic motto, "free but happy," in musical symbols that weave throughout this beautiful, deeply personal symphony - one of the greatest works of German romanticism.

Mon, Jul 22 11:00 A.M. Celebrating Unity Around The World     NH Explore (11.2)

The universal language of music brings together rodeos of Argentinian cowboys in Estancia by Alberto Ginestera, the mythical worlds of Greek and German legends in Richard Wagner's Tannhauser, and the African celebration of Umoja ("An Anthem of Unity") by American composer Valerie Coleman.

Mon, Jul 29 11:00 A.M. The Pines of Rome, and the Restless Sea     NH Explore (11.2)

Ottorino Respighi's great orchestral showpiece "The Pines of Rome" unites nature with the history of Rome, "the Eternal City," in thrilling tone-pictures.

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