Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village DVD

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Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village Each year on Memorial Day Weekend, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center takes up residency in one of the country's most beautiful historic sites: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, where a vibrant Shaker community once flourished. Live From Lincoln Center went on the road with the ensemble for ... More
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Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village

Each year on Memorial Day Weekend, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center takes up residency in one of the country's most beautiful historic sites: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, where a vibrant Shaker community once flourished. Live From Lincoln Center went on the road with the ensemble for the first time in its 40-year history, taking its cameras, trucks and a 15-member crew into the heart of rural America. Performed for a riveted audience in a converted tobacco barn, the concert celebrated American music with unparalleled intimacy and intensity, climaxing with Aaron Copland's iconic ""Appalachian Spring,"" which incorporates a traditional Shaker theme at the heart of the work. The result is both a gorgeous meditation on making music and a window into a unique, under-appreciated corridor of American history. Pulsing with the spirit of the Shakers, the film draws poignant parallels between the relationship between art and craftsmanship, the beauty and hardships of the frontier, and the quest for transcendence in American life.

Featuring performances of Copland's Appalachian Spring , Gottschalk's The Union, Dvorák's Sonatina, Barber's Souvenirs, O'Connor's F.C.'s Jig, and selections from Foster's The Social Orchestra, plus an additional 52-minute bonus documentary, A Gift to be Simple.

THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
piano GILLES VONSATTEL, WU HAN
violin KRISTIN LEE, ARNAUD SUSSMANN
viola PAUL NEUBAUER
cello DAVID FINCKEL
bass DAXUN ZHANG
flute TARA HELEN O'CONNOR
clarinet DAVID SHIFRIN
bassoon PETER KOLKAY

THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET
violin ADAM BARNETT-HART, AARON BOYD
viola PIERRE LAPOINTE
cello BROOK SPELTZ

Producer: Douglas Chang, Andrew Carl Wilk
Production Company: Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Habib Azar
Host: Audra McDonald
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen