Film Screening Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 3 PM

A Window on Japan: A Film Series

Paley Center
The Paley Center for Media will present a series of arts and culture films about Japan from its collection.

Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan

This broadcast, produced by Robert Saudek and directed by Richard Leacock, marks the first time American television was allowed a glimpse inside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for a performance of ancient Japanese music, traditional dance, and puppet theater. In addition to Bernstein discussing the differences between Eastern and Western music, the program also features Seiji Ozawa conducting the Philharmonic in a performance of Toshiro Mayuzumi's Bacchanale and Japanese singers rehearsing Trouble in Tahiti. (CBS; 1962, 60 mins.)

Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound
A special chorus of 10,000 volunteers along with the combined forces of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra , Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra are conducted by Yutaka Sado and features soprano Toshiko Abo, mezzo-soprano Masako Tejima, tenor Makoto Tananka, and baritone Hiroshi Kuroda. (Mainichi Broadcasting System; 2002; 35 mins.)

Screenings at The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019

Screenings are free with Paley Center admission; suggested donation for admission $10, $8 seniors and students; $5 children under 14.

For more information:
212-621-6600 Ext. 0
Presented by The Paley Center for Media.

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