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Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3 PM
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Music and Theater: A Universal Language

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CBS Reports: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Goes to China
This CBS news program documents the Boston Symphony Orchestra's March 1979 tour of China. Highlights include excerpts from works by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Beethoven conducted by Seiji Ozawa, and concertmaster Joseph Silverstein’s meeting with U.S. Ambassador Leonard Woodcock and the recently freed concertmaster of the Peking Symphony. (1979; 60 minutes)

Our Times with Bill Moyers: Willy Loman Comes to China: Death of a Salesman in Peking
PBS journalist Bill Moyers travels to Peking to report on Arthur Miller directing the first Chinese production of his play Death of a Salesman. Rehearsals and scenes are shown from the play's Chinese premiere (interspersed with scenes from a legendary American production), and Moyers interviews Miller and asks members of the audience their opinions of the drama. (1983; 25 minutes)

Jacques d’Amboise in China: The Other Side of the World
“Pied Piper of Dance” Jacques d’Amboise—who began his career as a principal dancer with Balanchine’s New York City Ballet and subsequently founded the National Dance Institute, which inspires school children to dance (gaining self- confidence in the process)—takes a group of NDI students to China, where he directs a cross-cultural ensemble in a magical performance in Shanghai. (2008; 35 minutes)

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