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Beethoven in Beijing
Samuel Katz, CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia

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Beethoven in Beijing (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording) [show prizes]
Title: Beethoven in Beijing
Writer: Jennifer Lin
Director: Jennifer Lin
Director: Sharon Mullally
Producer: Sam Katz
Producer: Jennifer Lin
Abstract: Beethoven in Beijing, a feature-length documentary to air on PBS’ Great Performances on April 16, dramatizes the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic. In 1973, at the invitation of President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, the orchestra harnessed the power of music to dismantle decades of isolation between the two superpowers. Today, China is energizing the world of classical music, with legions of young musicians, glittering new concert halls and a lineup of superstar artists and composers. This remarkable story is brought to life through the Philadelphia Orchestra’s nearly half-century experience in China, featuring such charismatic personalities as Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist Lang Lang, and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun.
Year: 2020
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Access Model: PBS/Great Performances
Format: Film