"Since 1988, the year Robert Shaw took the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on a grand European tour, I have wanted to initiate a documentary about the incredible legacy of a man who touched countless lives through his passion for great music. I was a member of the ASO chorus and our first concert on that tour was in East Berlin, a city long divided by the hated Berlin Wall. The concert featured Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and was a life-changing event for most in attendance, musicians and audience alike. The audience experienced the profound impact of Beethoven’s powerful message - ‘All people will be brothers’ - just more than a year before the Berlin Wall would be torn down by the German people ..."
Executive Producer, Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices
If you are in the choral and symphonic arts, the man celebrated in this film is a large part of the reason you love what you do.
Read about the film here ... go see it, if it happens to be screened near you.
ASO Chorus #302