May 05, 2015
Live From Lincoln Center
Date: May 5, 2015
Eric M. Gewirtz
UPDATE ON LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER BROADCAST DATE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Due to scheduling, the recent Live From Lincoln Center broadcast, featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, announced to air July 31, 2015 will be postponed to air at a future date to be announced. "On Tour in America: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Shaker Village" will still be taped this May at the historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky. In its place, Live From Lincoln Center will air a special second broadcast of last December's critically acclaimed "Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances" on July 31, 2015 on PBS. (*check local listings)
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Date: April 27, 2015
LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER GOES ON LOCATION FOR FIRST TIME
TO TAPE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
FROM KENTUCKY’S HISTORIC SHAKER VILLAGE OF PLEASANT HILL
Broadcast on July 31, 2015 Concludes
Live From Lincoln Center’s 40th Anniversary Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — For the first time in its series history, Live From Lincoln Center takes its show on the road presenting The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a broadcast from Kentucky’s historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The Chamber Music Society (CMS) will be taped on location this Memorial Day weekend in May during its popular annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass residency at this unique site. “On Tour in America: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village” will air on Friday, July 31, 2015 on PBS (*check local listings).
This Live From Lincoln Center episode from Shaker Village’s restored Meadow View Barn will feature performances by musicians from the Chamber Music Society of works by distinctive American composers including Aaron Copland, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Samuel Barber, and more, as well as the famed Czech composer Antonín Dvorák who was deeply influenced by traditional American music during an extended stay in the U.S. The highlight of the broadcast will be Copland’s beloved Appalachian Spring, an iconic and enduring ballet suite about a community of 19th Century American pioneers featuring the popular “Simple Gifts” Shaker melody. Complementing the musical performances will be other surround segments about the musicians and the rich legacy of Shaker Village, all set against the inspired setting of 3,000 acres of rolling Bluegrass countryside.
While The Chamber Music Society calls Lincoln Center home, its large roster of world-class chamber musicians enables it to perform extensively all across the country, as well as internationally. In addition, CMS receives extensive national exposure on its 52 week annual radio series, and on regular broadcasts on American Public Media’s Performance Today. As a result, it is one of Lincoln Center’s great ambassadors of music.
“Live From Lincoln Center has always been known for presenting world-class performances from our iconicstages," said Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer of the series. “With this upcoming broadcast event, we reach new horizons in showcasing the excellent Chamber Music Society musicians, from a stage beyond our concert halls in New York. The Chamber Music Society is a great ambassador and this is an exciting way to conclude a remarkable season of incredible events.”
This special broadcast event will capture the unique intimacy of a chamber music concert, with cameras and equipment located inside the restored tobacco barn. “On Tour in America: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village” will be directed by Habib Azar. Elliot Caplan will produce documentary segments showcasing the Chamber Music Society’s weekend at Shaker Village. The broadcast also concludes Live From Lincoln Center’s 40th anniversary season on PBS. Since September 2014, the series has presented eight performances, including music, opera, theater, dance and pop. Highlights have included the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Lincoln Center Theater’s The Nance with Nathan Lane, the School of American Ballet’s 50th Annual Workshop Performances, and the annual Richard Tucker Opera Gala. Collectively, these events are a reflection of the world-class performances seen on Lincoln Center’s iconic stages every night in New York.
Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer, Live From Lincoln Center
Andrew C. Wilk is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director whose career has encompassed leading roles in many areas of television and media content. He arrived at Lincoln Center in 2012, and has served as executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center, combining his extensive television, music and theater backgrounds. Prior to his work at Lincoln Center, Wilk served as chief creative officer at Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw all visual content for Sony’s label groups and spearheaded Sony’s digital expansion. He also served as founding programmer and executive vice president of Programming, Production and News for the National Geographic Channel — where he launched the channel and developed its initial programming, as well as scheduled and commissioned new programs, including specials with PBS and NBC. Wilk has won four Emmy Awards and has received 13 nominations, in addition to other distinguished industry awards for programming excellence. Over the course of his career, he has produced or directed more than 1,000 television shows ranging from children’s programming to news to commercial entertainment. Additionally, Wilk has maintained a second career in music and theater, having conducted and directed hundreds of musicals, symphonic and concert performances.
About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center makes its home at Alice Tully Hall, which has received international acclaim as one of the world’s most exciting venues for chamber music. CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York, its national and international tours, its many recordings and national radio broadcasts, its broad commissioning program, and its multifaceted educational programs. Demonstrating the belief that the future of chamber music lies in engaging and expanding the audience, CMS has created programs to bring the art of chamber music to audiences from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and levels of musical knowledge. The artistic core of CMS is a multi-generational, dynamic repertory company of expert chamber musicians who form an evolving musical community. As part of that community, the CMS Two program discovers and weaves into the artistic fabric a select number of highly gifted young artists—individuals and ensembles—who embody the great performance traditions of the past while setting new standards for the future. CMS produces its own recordings on the CMS Studio Recordings label, which has been highly praised for both the artistry and the recorded sound of the eclectic range of repertoire it has released. These recordings are sold on-site at concerts in New York, on tour, and through the CMS website as well as online retailers such as iTunes. The newest media innovation, CMS Live!, offers recordings available only by download of extraordinary live performances chosen by CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han from among each season’s many concerts. CMS also has a broad range of historic recordings on the Arabesque, Delos, SONY Classical, Telarc, Musical Heritage Society, MusicMasters, and Omega Record Classics labels. Selected live CMS concerts are available for download as part of Deutsche Grammophon’s DG Concerts series. For more information, visit: chambermusicsociety.org
About Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Named a top hidden travel destination by BBC News, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience. Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events. For more information, visit shakervillageky.org.
About Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 40th season on PBS, the pioneering series — produced by Lincoln Center — has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and has celebrated 13 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content is accessible online at PBS.org and livefromlincolncenter.org.
Further information on Live From Lincoln Center and its programming history and milestones can be found here: http://bit.ly/LFLC40Facts
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. For more information, visit lincolncenter.org or aboutlincolncenter.org.
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Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by a major grant from MetLife.
In addition to underwriting from MetLife, the series is also made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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The broadcast of “Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances” will conclude Live From Lincoln Center’s 40th anniversary season on PBS. Since September 2014, the series has presented eight performances, including music, opera, theater, dance and pop. Highlights have included the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, Lincoln Center Theater’s The Nance with Nathan Lane, the School of American Ballet’s 50th Annual Workshop Performances, and the annual Richard Tucker Opera Gala. Collectively, these events are a reflection of the world-class performances seen on Lincoln Center’s iconic stages every night in New York.
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