Supervised by Leslie Stifelman
“But what made the event an unalloyed delight were the choristers…the finale of a Weill Music Institute program that started last spring, was not just exuberant but polished and precise. This was, quite simply, some of the best choral singing I’ve heard all year.”
Leslie was honored to have the opportunity to produce and perform the music for A Letter to Elia, written and directed by Scorsese and his longtime collaborator Kent Jones. This is a deeply personal film, a frank portrait and self-portrait, and an equally frank acknowledgement of the closeness and the distance between artists and their art.
Premieres, Monday, October 4 at 9 p.m. PBS
Check local listing for national broadcast and encore performances
Leslie’s accomplishments as a pianist, conductor, music supervisor and producer can be heard on recordings that feature a wide variety of classical, contemporary, Broadway and jazz repertoire. In collaboration with some of the worlds most esteemed musicians her extensive discography can be heard on all the major record labels including BMG, RCA Victor, Angel, Nonesuch, DRG, Koch International, Albany and MusicMasters.
THE LEOPARDS TAKE MANHATTAN: The Little Band that Roared is a half-hour special about the musical journey of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a percussion ensemble of elementary school kids (ages 7-11 years old) from Louisville, Kentucky. This is the last of three 30-minute documentaries that provide a fresh look at the many ways music can have a vital, profound impact on young lives. Created by Leslie and the same team of producers and directors from HBO Family who were honored with the 2006 Peabody Award for THE MUSIC IN ME, they continue to explore the heart and soul of every young musician – and the power of music to make us all feel more alive.