Children’s Recitals from Classical to Latin, Jazz to Zydeco
Executive Producer Leslie Stifelman A show about kids who play from the heart.
HBO asked young musicians from all corners of the US to send in videotapes of the music they play. The joyful result is the Peabody Award Winning THE MUSIC IN ME.
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.
THE TRAP, directed by Rita Wilson and starring Jeanne Tripplehorn was developed as part of the Glamour Reel Moments – an award-winning short film series inspired by Glamour readers’ real life moments. Glamour Reel Moments is responsible for launching 14 directorial debuts by some of the most powerful women in Hollywood over the past five years – and counting. Leslie was honored to be Music Supervisor for the making of this film who’s proceeds directly benefit Film Aid International – a humanitarian aid organization that uses film and video to entertain and to educate refugees around the world.
CARNEGIE HALL presents an incredible blend of the timeless brilliance of Handel’s Messiah with jazz, gospel, rock and R&B is now available as an important tool connecting world-class performance with community engagement and much needed local arts education.