He is also the Host and Executive Producer of the acclaimed PBS series Now Hear This, presented by Great Performances – the first show about classical music on American prime time TV in 50 years, now in its second season. He is the Conductor of the Colorado College Music Festival.
PBS National Premiere, presented by Great Performances
"Amy Beach: American Romantic"
April 8, 2022, 9:00pm/8:00pm Central – Episode Info "Florence Price and the American Migration"
April 15, 2022, 9:00pm/8:00pm Central – Episode Info "Aaron Copland: Dean of American Music"
April 22, 2022, 9:00pm/8:00pm Central – Episode Info "New American Voices"
April 29, 2022, 9:00pm/8:00pm Central – Episode Info
Now Hear This is a new four-part docu-series presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, travel and culture. After the success of the first two seasons, Now Hear This Season 3 is premiering on PBS stations nationwide and streaming online.
The goal of Now Hear This is very simple – to make sure that people try out classical music and give it a chance. It used to be extremely popular at one point, and we’re still human beings – there’s no reason why people shouldn’t get the most out of life, and if you want to get the most out of life, part of it is getting the most out of music.
Brahms – Serenade in D major, op. 11
Festival Mozaic Orchestra
Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion, Celesta, Sz. 106
Colorado College Music Festival Orchestra
Vaughan-Williams – Piano Quintet in C minor
John Novacek, piano / Scott Yoo, violin / Jessica Oudin, viola / Jonah Kim, cello / Susan Cahill, bass