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Keeping Score with the San Francisco Symphony


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.