Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices (Special Event)

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Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
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This feature length documentary takes an in-depth look at Shaw’s life and legacy as of one the world’s most beloved classical music icons, from his serendipitous introduction into the world of music, through the many challenges and remarkable successes in his 60-year career. The essence of the film is an exploration of Shaw’s unique gift for crafting and conducting exceptional choral music. Interviews with collaborators, students, choristers, music critics and friends along with Shaw’s biographer Keith Burris provide insights into Shaw’s complex character and distinctive approach to music making.
The core audience for this film are music lovers, especially those who follow classical and choral music.  Shaw is unquestionably a unique contributor to music in the 20th century. Yet the appeal of his biography is even more broadly human, transcending the scope and depth of the music he gave us. His story is fundamentally a human story - a man who overcomes a lack of formal musical training with raw talent, hard work and great communication skills to rise to the highest levels of an elite group of conductors and music directors, while bonding the tens of thousands of amateurs whose world he touched.