Caption: Michael Tilson Thomas, Host of Keeping Score
Michael Tilson Thomas, Host of Keeping Score 

Keeping Score (PBS) Season 2 Preview

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Length: 05:17

A Preview of Season 2 of the PBS program series, "Keeping Score" with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Use this 5:17 feature to accompany or promote the broadcast of this classical music series on your local PBS station. If you are a joint licensee, you can use this feature to cross promote "Keeping Score" on your "sister" station. Scroll down to see a Suggested Host Intro, In/Out cues and Suggested Host Outro. Read the full description.

Michael_tilson_thomas_small "Keeping Score" is the PBS classical music program that has redefined music appreciation and music education as we know it.

Suitable for insertion during Morning Edition (Newscast V and C Section), your local classical shift or local (arts) magazine program. Excellent cross promotion for Joint Licensees.

"Keeping Score" returned October 2009 with three programs.  Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is the voice and visionary behind these musical travelogues that take us into the lives and times of composers and their pivotal pieces of music.  In the second season, Michael Tilson Thomas introduces the "Symphonie fantastique" by Berlioz, the "Holidays Symphony" by Ives and the "Symphony No. 5" by Shostakovich.

This specific feature is a preview of the second season of "Keeping Score" (Berlioz, Ives and Shostakovich). 

You can use each or all of the Keeping Score features to accompany or promote the broadcast of this classical music series on your local PBS station.  It's ideal cross promotion for your "sister" station if you are a joint licensee. 

In each feature, Michael Tilson Thomas talks with David Srebnik about the composers and the innovative, yet highly personal roads each took to express their musical ideas.

"The pieces are like worlds in themselves and are a reflection of many experiences of the composers who wrote them.  And these experiences are things which all of us as living, breathing people have very much in common.  So I think it brings the music a lot closer to the audience to look into where all these ideas are coming from."
(Michael Tilson Thomas)


SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
The PBS Series, "Keeping Score" returns (insert time/day/month) with (the first in a series of) three programs.  Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is the voice and visionary behind these musical travelogues that takes us deep into the lives and times of three influential composers.  He talked with David Srebnik about the three composers in Season 2 and their pivotal pieces of music.

In Cue: Music

Out Cue: Music and very brief, faded applause. 

Voice out at 4:30 "What does the Rosebud mean?"

Music/Applause  Out at 5:17

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Michael Tilson Thomas introducing Season 2 of "Keeping Score," the PBS series which begins (insert time, day and channel).  There are three programs in the series, and each presents a beautiful tapestry of musical insight that takes us deep into the stories behind major works by Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives and Dimitri Shostakovich.

OPTIONAL: You can find out more about the PBS series “Keeping Score,” including detailed looks at each of the composers from this season, by going to keepingscore-dot-org.

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Piece Description

"Keeping Score" is the PBS classical music program that has redefined music appreciation and music education as we know it.

Suitable for insertion during Morning Edition (Newscast V and C Section), your local classical shift or local (arts) magazine program. Excellent cross promotion for Joint Licensees.

"Keeping Score" returned October 2009 with three programs.  Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is the voice and visionary behind these musical travelogues that take us into the lives and times of composers and their pivotal pieces of music.  In the second season, Michael Tilson Thomas introduces the "Symphonie fantastique" by Berlioz, the "Holidays Symphony" by Ives and the "Symphony No. 5" by Shostakovich.

This specific feature is a preview of the second season of "Keeping Score" (Berlioz, Ives and Shostakovich). 

You can use each or all of the Keeping Score features to accompany or promote the broadcast of this classical music series on your local PBS station.  It's ideal cross promotion for your "sister" station if you are a joint licensee. 

In each feature, Michael Tilson Thomas talks with David Srebnik about the composers and the innovative, yet highly personal roads each took to express their musical ideas.

"The pieces are like worlds in themselves and are a reflection of many experiences of the composers who wrote them.  And these experiences are things which all of us as living, breathing people have very much in common.  So I think it brings the music a lot closer to the audience to look into where all these ideas are coming from."
(Michael Tilson Thomas)


SUGGESTED HOST INTRO
The PBS Series, "Keeping Score" returns (insert time/day/month) with (the first in a series of) three programs.  Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is the voice and visionary behind these musical travelogues that takes us deep into the lives and times of three influential composers.  He talked with David Srebnik about the three composers in Season 2 and their pivotal pieces of music.

In Cue: Music

Out Cue: Music and very brief, faded applause. 

Voice out at 4:30 "What does the Rosebud mean?"

Music/Applause  Out at 5:17

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO
Michael Tilson Thomas introducing Season 2 of "Keeping Score," the PBS series which begins (insert time, day and channel).  There are three programs in the series, and each presents a beautiful tapestry of musical insight that takes us deep into the stories behind major works by Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives and Dimitri Shostakovich.

OPTIONAL: You can find out more about the PBS series “Keeping Score,” including detailed looks at each of the composers from this season, by going to keepingscore-dot-org.

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This introduction to the series "Keeping Score" not only does a great job of introducing the PBS series but works brilliantly as a stand-alone piece. In five minutes, I learned something I didn't know about the three composers, got a comparative sense of their music and what drove them, and had my interest piqued enough to want to watch the series. I hope there are more of these to come.

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