MTT: Keeping Score - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Series

Keeping Score Now Available for Free Streaming

The San Francisco Symphony has released all episodes of its landmark television series Keeping Score for free streaming on the orchestra’s YouTube channel. Previously available for purchase on DVD or BluRay, the Symphony released batches of episodes every Wednesday between March 19 and April 11 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launched in 2004, Keeping Score was designed to make classical music accessible to people of all ages and from all musical backgrounds. “Creating Keeping Score remains one of the most exciting journeys the San Francisco Symphony and I have taken together,” said MTT. Comprised of nine one-hour documentaries, Keeping Score details the lives of eight major composers from around the world, and explores the motivations and influences behind their most canonic works. Each episode is accompanied by a one-hour concert program performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Of the decision to release them all now, SFS CEO Mark C. Hanson explained that, “There is no better time to make this remarkable series available to all without barriers.”


Sample Program:

Keeping Score | Aaron Copland and the American Sound (FULL DOCUMENTARY AND CONCERT)

For Other Programs in the series

Please note: There is no mention of how long the series will remain available on YouTube
This is so cool. PBS aired a limited series hosted by MTT.
I think these are the programs. I only caught four or five of them, they were excellent.
Tilson Thomas is also excellent as a presenter. 

Thanks for comment.  I hope MTT continues to fill the void for this type of programming which was so obviously left with Bernstein's passing.
It's interesting that MTT was not only influenced by Lenny's approach to conducting, but he shares the passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge.

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