TV news from Discovery Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival

Posted on: June 24, 2011

The New Jersey-based Discovery Orchestra has won two 2011 Telly Awards for its television program Discover Beethoven’s Fifth, taped in April 2010 before a live audience for public television. The program, which won Telly Awards in the cultural and education categories, features Music Director George Marriner Maull’s exploration of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The Telly Awards, founded in 1978, annually honor local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions, and work created for the Web. On August 2 at 8 p.m. (ET), opening night of this year’s Mostly Mozart Festival will be televised on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center, with Louis Langrée leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in three Mozart works: the Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat for Violin and Viola, with soloists Christian Tetzlaff and Antoine Tamestit; the arias “Non mid dir” and “Bella mia fiamma,” with soprano Susanna Phillips; and the “Linz” Symphony. New to the Mostly Mozart Festival this year, Live from Lincoln Center and PBS will also stream the opening-night broadcast online for one week past the initial airdate, and the PBS website will include interviews, video features, and behind-the-scenes stories about the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Posted June 24, 2011