A Harpist's Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change

  • 2011
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A profile of Ann Hobson Pilot, the Boston Symphony's longtime (1980-2009) principal harpist, follows the trailblazing African-American musician from her Philadelphia childhood and early career in popular music through her 40 years with the BSO. The documentary also explores racial diversity in the classical-music world, and concludes with excerpts of Pilot's...

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A profile of Ann Hobson Pilot, the Boston Symphony's longtime (1980-2009) principal harpist, follows the trailblazing African-American musician from her Philadelphia childhood and early career in popular music through her 40 years with the BSO. The documentary also explores racial diversity in the classical-music world, and concludes with excerpts of Pilot's premiere performance with the BSO of a harp concerto composed in her honor by John Williams in 2009.

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