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.
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.”
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.
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.