The Jewish spirit is celebrated in the music of Leonard Bernstein, Simon Sargon, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Paul Schoenfield. Judith Clurman is the conductor. Musicians include Todd Palmer (clarinet), Barry Shiffman (violin) and Margaret Kampmeier (piano).
The Tokyo String Quartet performs selections by Beethoven, Ravel and Shostakovich. The group consists of Mikhail Kopelman and Kikuei Ikeda on violin, Kazuhide Isomura on viola and Clive Greensmith on cello.
A look at the U.S. Constitution from a Jewish perspective, staged as performance art under the title “The High Road to Freedom.” Contributors include actor Theodore Bikel and singer Judy Collins. Also: commentary from 92nd Street Y artistic director Oscar Brand.
This salute to the American composer and writer who died in 1999 at the age of 88 includes footage of Bowles in rehearsals with the Eos Orchestra and talking with writers Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. Also: selections from his score for the play “The Glass Menagerie.”
Folk singer Oscar Brand presents a multimedia concert that celebrates the World's Fairs from 1853 to 1964 and the music that was popular during each. Songs include “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “It Might As Well Be Spring” and “Those Were the Days.”
Celebrities and politicians discuss the interaction between Hollywood and Capitol Hill. Panelists include William Baldwin (host), Alec Baldwin, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), Kathleen Turner. Ron Reagan Jr. moderates.
The Canadian baroque ensemble performs selections from Vivaldi, Germiniani, Von Biber and Telemann under the direction of concertmaster Jeanne Lamon. The orchestra uses period instruments similar to those played by classic composers.