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 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
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.