Congregation Beth Shalom
Clifton Park

Schenectady JCC Jewish Film Festival – “The Conductor”

Discussion led by Rabbi Beverly Magidson

Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop smashed the glass ceiling when she became the first woman to serve as music director of various renowned Symphony Orchestras. Born into a musical Jewish family in New York, Marin set her sights on becoming a conductor at just nine years old while accompanying her father to one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts.

This exhilarating documentary gives us a backstage pass to the artistry and energy that rewards her audiences and inspires her students today. The film tells Marin’s story through a combination of intimate interviews and shared moments in Maestra’s professional and private life, encounters with cognoscenti in the music world, unseen archival footage with her mentor Leonard Bernstein, and scenes of Marin teaching the next wave of conductors who, like her, were being excluded from the classical music canon.

Film Tickets: $7 JCC Member, $12 Guests. Refreshments are included. ($7.21/$12.36 when paying with Credit Card)

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