Join us for the World Premiere of the Documentary Film

Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices

Sunday, April 24, 2016 


Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices is a documentary film about the life and legacy of Robert Shaw, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for over 20 years. Shaw’s career path was highly unusual. Without any formal music background, his career in both popular and classical music skyrocketed, first on radio with Fred Waring, and later at the side of celebrity maestros Arturo Toscanini and George Szell before coming to Atlanta. Here, he grew the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus into a world-class ensemble, winning numerous prestigious awards.

  • Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 
  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: Atlanta Symphony Hall Woodruff Arts Center - 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices film will trace the journey of a small town California boy who planned to be a minister like his father, but instead became the greatest conductor of choral music the world has ever known. At the heart of the film is the mystery of Shaw’s genius.With no formal musical training, he achieved a stunning early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s great choral masterpieces.

An early champion of civil rights, Shaw had a mystical belief in the power of community and could communicate his passion for music with spellbinding intensity. As Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the latter half of the twentieth century, Robert Shaw changed the course of musical history through the many voices he set on fire with an enduring love of music.

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The film is several years in the making, utilizing a vast archive of photo, sound and motion picture images plus rich musical recordings from a tremendously successful 60-year career. The film's narrator is David Hyde-Pierce. This special date was chosen for its proximity to Robert Shaw’s 100th birthday, and the afternoon will focus on celebrating Shaw. You will not want to miss this very special event!