The San Francisco Symphony makes the revolutionary Keeping Score project available for free global streaming, until April 11.
As you probably already know, The San Francisco Symphony has canceled 11 concerts and postponed 8 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony’s 9-part documentary will be made available to stream on their YouTube channel free of charge.
In the series, Michael Tilson explores the lives of eight defining composers of our time and the motivations and influences behind their work. Each episode is centered around a composer namely; Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Copland, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Ives, Shostakovich, and Mahler, followed by an hour-long concert program by the SF Symphony.
“It offers real insight into the origins of the music and the devotion of the musicians who keep its message a living tradition. As we all navigate our brave new world, I take pride in being able to share with everyone the music and stories that hold such deep meaning to me and my Orchestra colleagues. Music connects us and has never been needed more”, Thomas said in an announcement.
The project was initially designed to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and this takes it one step further. Three episodes are already online with the remaining six episodes to be released on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5 pm through April 11, 2020.
[Featured image courtesy of San Francisco Symphony]