Robert Shaw documentary to air on PBS, June 21

Posted on: June 19, 2019

“A project to preserve the history of an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor has turned into an award-winning documentary … ‘Robert Shaw—Man of Many Voices,’ [to] be broadcast on PBS’ ‘American Masters’ program June 21,” writes Evelyn Andrews in Tuesday’s (6/18) Sandy Springs Reporter (Sandy Springs, GA). “The film follows the rise and influence of Shaw, who conducted the orchestra and its chorus for over 20 years [1967-88]. The film was conceived of and executive produced by Kiki Wilson, who is in her 38th season of singing in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Wilson is one of the about 30 members left who sang in Shaw’s chorus…. The documentary … is eligible for the national Emmy awards next year … The film … premiered in April 2016 to a sold-out crowd in the Atlanta Symphony hall in time for what would have been Shaw’s 100th birthday.… Shaw died in 1999.… Wilson and the team did over 30 interviews,” including with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, and former President Jimmy Carter. The documentary is narrated by David Hyde Pierce. Click here for more information about the documentary and air dates.

Posted June 19, 2019