Elixir is honored to be working with the San Francisco Symphony on an invitation to their sneak preview of Keeping Score: Season 2. Keeping Score is the San Francisco Symphony’s national project to make classical music more accessible and meaningful to people of all ages and musical backgrounds, and a key component of its almost century-long history of music education.
More than five million viewers tuned into the first season of Keeping Score on PBS in November 2006 with documentaries on Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, and Aaron Copland. Season 2 features three new programs that explore the music and stories behind Hector Berlioz’s symphonic love letter Symphonie fantastique; Charles Ives’s sonic portrait of New England in his Holidays Symphony; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, a work that may ultimately have saved his life.
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas premiere the second season of the Keeping Score television series on PBS on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10 p.m. (check local listings). Click here to watch the trailer. The programs work in tandem with an interactive website, www.keepingscore.org, a national radio series, and a national model education program for K-12 teachers that helps them integrate classical music into core subjects.