What Would Beethoven Do?
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Classical music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being hip. For too long it’s been seen as a stuffy genre for the high cultured elite. WHAT WOULD BEETHOVEN DO? follows a number of renegades, from composers flirting with modern mediums, to young musicians dedicated to changing the narrative, to a man who’s bringing turntablists and orchestras together. Notable artists such as, Bobby McFerrin, Benjamin Zander and Eric Whitacre add their voices to the debate about why classical music is still relevant today.
This documentary captures the rise of an exciting revolution happening from within. These innovative individuals are breaking the stereotypes and bringing classical music to a 21st century audience. At its core, it’s about why we create art and why we should care about art in our society.
Rich Capparela (Radio Host, Classical KUSC Los Angeles)
Sonia Marie De León de Vega (Conductor & Founder, Santa Cecilia Orchestra)
Larry Livingston (Conductor, Former Dean, University of Southern California School of Music)
Britlin Losee (Contemporary Composer and Vocalist)
Bobby McFerrin (Grammy Award Winning Vocalist)
Charith Premawardhana (Founder, Classical Revolution)
Dinuk Wijeratne (Contemporary Cross-Cultural Composer & Pianist)
Eric Whitacre (Grammy Award Winning Choral Composer)
Benjamin Zander (Conductor, Boston Philharmonic)