HJFF: The ConductorSunday, March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday, March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HJFF: The Conductor
Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein
USA, 2021, 90 minutes
Step into the heart of classical music, and the soul of one of its top artists, internationally renowned Marin Alsop — the world’s first female conductor. Born into a musical Jewish family, Alsop never relinquished her childhood dream of becoming a conductor inspired by her hero, Leonard Bernstein. Despite rejections from the classical music establishment, she smashed the glass ceiling serving as music director of orchestras in Baltimore, São Paulo and Vienna.
You’ll get a backstage pass to the artistry of her energetic performances in this repeat screening from Book Festival.
Supported by the Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation in honor of Dolores Wilkenfeld
Underwritten by The Maurice Amado Foundation
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism