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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 7:30 P.M. ON THIRTEEN

Each Summer since 1895, The BBC Proms, formally known as  The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, offers an eight-week season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London.   In 2009, when the total number of concerts reached 100 for the first time, the highlight of the season was a concert celebrating 75 years of classic MGM film musicals.    For the first time, American television audiences can see this spectacular performance in the new public television special A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals.

A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals premieres Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m., as part of THIRTEEN’s August membership drive.   THIRTEEN’s sister station, WLIW21, will distribute the program nationwide to public television stations (check local listings).

Conductor/arranger John Wilson and his hand-picked John Wilson Orchestra, along with English operatic baritone Sir Thomas Allen, English operatic soprano Sarah Fox, American musical entertainer/actress Kim Criswell, American jazz vocalist Curtis Stigers, and American animator/director/Grammy nominee Seth MacFarlane celebrate the golden age of Hollywood musicals performing iconic songs from some of cinema’s most enduring movies, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, High Society,  An American in Paris, Gigi, and Singin’ in the Rain.

The concert is unique as a live performance of movie soundtrack standouts like “Get Happy,” “The Trolley Song,” “Gigi,” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” that put American popular culture at the center of the BBC Proms season, but also for the fact that all of the original orchestral parts were lost in 1969 when MGM’s music library was destroyed.   Wilson painstakingly reconstructed the original scores, a decade’s worth of work by the young conductor/arranger.

Song List

“MGM Overture” (written for MGM’s 30th anniversary)

“The Trolley Song” (from Meet Me in St. Louis) – Criswell

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz) – Criswell

“Steppin’ Out With My Baby” (from Easter Parade) – Stigers

“Wonderful, Wonderful Day” (from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) – Fox

“Stranger in Paradise” (from Kismet) – Allen/Fox

“Gigi” (from Gigi) – Allen

“Get Happy” (from Summer Stock) – Criswell

“Our Love is Here to Stay” (from An American in Paris) – Stigers

“You’re Sensational” (from High Society) – MacFarlane

“Singin’ in the Rain” (from Singin’ in the Rain) – MacFarlane

“That’s Entertainment” (from The Band Wagon) – Ensemble

For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.

A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals is a BBC Production presented by Clive Anderson.  For WLIW21, John Servidio is executive in charge of production in association with WNET New York Public Media.

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New York’s WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.

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Friday, February 10th, 2012

In January 2011, the five original members of Clannad, the legendary family group from Donegal, Ireland, came together for a rare live performance marking the band’s 40th anniversary.   It was the first full concert in 20 years featuring all five founding members.    Recorded at the 11th century Christ Church Cathedral as part of the Temple Bar Tradfest, that magical evening has been captured in the new public television special– Clannad Live at  Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

Highlights of the set list of the Live at Dublin program underscore the impact Clannad has had beyond traditional Celtic music into international pop culture —  “Theme from Harry’s Game,” originally a TV series theme, became the United Kingdom’s first top ten hit in the Gaelic language and went on to international attention in the film Patriot Games and in Volkswagen ads in the U.S.; “Newgrange,” a song given pop culture attention again recently as covered by Celtic Woman; and “I Will Find You,” the haunting love theme from The Last of the Mohicans.

Featured guests are Anúna, Ireland’s National Choir, and Brian Kennedy, known for his years singing with Van Morrison and as the lead singer in Riverdance on Broadway. Brian joins the band for “In a Lifetime,” originally a duet with Bono on Clannad’s album Macalla.

Siblings Moya Brennan, Ciarán Brennan, Pól Brennan, and their twin uncles  –   Noel and Pádraig Duggan – comprise the current lineup of Clannad.  Clannad first made their mark in the folk and traditional scene in the 1970s in Ireland and mainland Europe. With their hauntingly beautiful songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound, Clannad has sold over fifteen million records worldwide.

The Grammy Award-winning Clannad is widely regarded as the band which paved the way for mainstream success for many other Irish artists by putting Irish “traditional” music, sung in the Irish language, on the world stage for the first time.  It has been said that what today is so widely regarded as Celtic music was first called “Clannad music.”

Clannad Live at  Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin is produced and Directed by Cathal Watters, Odyssey Media. Co-Produced by Shane McDonnell. Executive Producers are John Scher, Keith Naisbitt, Gustavo Sagastume and Carole Myers.  For WLIW21 – Gillian Rose, executive in charge of production in association with WNET New York Public Media.

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About WNET
New York’s WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Noah Comprende and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Renowned actor, writer and music specialist Simon Callow (“Rome,” Amadeus) leads a new experience in travel and storytelling: an exploration of the history and major attractions of some of Europe’s most beautiful destinations revealed through the lives and music of great classical composers who lived there. The armchair guide to classical music features Vivaldi’s Venice, the Salzburg of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the fjords of Norway evoked in music by Edvard Grieg, the Vienna that waltzed to Johann Strauss and more. Violinist Niki Vasilakis performs the music for each destination onscreen against dazzling High Definition images of each location, as the narrative demonstrates the interplay of the composition and the place of its creation, illustrating how these masterpieces reflect the cities today. The soundtrack includes compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. Author/roving historian Matt Wills also hosts.

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

By popular demand, WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG presents the all–male vocal group’s second concert special, Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings). The new special features new songs and audience favorites, and showcases a more mature, dynamic group. Since their U.S. debut in March 2008 on public television, Celtic Thunder has spent over 45 weeks at the top of the Billboard World Music Charts and played in front of over 200,000 people on their North American tours. Their fans, known as “Thunderheads,” just can’t get enough. To sate fans’ desire until the next tour, producer Sharon Browne filmed Celtic Thunder’s April 21, 2009 performance at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada to create Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home.

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

New episodes every week nationwide on public television (check local listings)

In the New York metro area: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, Saturdays at 8 a.m. on THIRTEEN and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on NJTV

Since July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack has provided trustworthy, understandable advice about building and protecting wealth over the long-term from the best minds in the business world. The series remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing. In season 10, WealthTrack continues to give viewers pathways to build their financial security and tackle economic, market and political changes, featuring new interviews with “Great Investors” and “Financial Thought Leaders,” including David Winters, Dan Fuss, Richard Bernstein, and Bill Miller. The season begins with a two-part special on “Women, Investing & Retirement” — premiering nationwide beginning Friday, June 28, 2013 on public television (check local listings). Anchor, Executive Producer and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack, an award-winning, veteran business journalist with an extensive rolodex, handpicks each guest based on their professional credentials, performance and integrity. Following an in-depth discussion about the most significant current trends affecting investors, guests recommend “One Investment” that every individual should own in a long-term diversified portfolio. Each week’s episode concludes with Consuelo’s “Action Point,” one to-do item to help viewers achieve financial security. Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television and sponsored in part by New York Life and MainStay Investments, Loomis Sayles, and Wintergreen Advisers. Consuelo Mack WealthTrack’s website — wealthtrack.com — features new upgrades including a redesign to match the series’ new HD broadcast look for season 10, and exclusive enhanced content. WealthTrack Web Extra features episode outtakes on special topics like gold; deep dives into guests’ investments in “Pro’s Personal Portfolios;” interview podcasts with next generation “Financial Thought Leaders” and “Great Investors;” special research reports on economics, markets and strategy; and more. Full episode streams, Consuelo’s “Action Point,” guests’ “One Investment” picks, transcripts, and more are also available at wealthtrack.com.

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