Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sharon Isbin's "Troubadour" Wins ASCAP TV Broadcast Award

I'm delighted to share exciting news that Sharon Isbin's "Troubador" has won the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Television Broadcast Award! This prestigious award is given to only one film each year. The one-hour documentary presented by American Public Television was seen by millions on nearly 200 PBS stations across the country. Created by award-winning producer Susan Dangel and national Emmy-winning producer/editor Dick Bartlet, "Troubador" is available on DVD and Blu-ray with bonus performance footage, on Video Artists International:

"Troubador" is included in this year's music film listings for the GRAMMYs, and was ranked #3 on's Hot New Releases chart. Guests include Joan Baez, First Lady Michelle Obama, Martina Navratilova, Janis Ian, Garrison Keillor, David Hyde Pierce, composers Tan Dun, John Corigliano, Christopher Rouse, Joan Tower, Steve Vai, Mark O'Connor and Stanley Jordan. To view the trailer & learn more:

And enjoy rave reviews and features about the film:

"In recording news, I'm thrilled that my Bach For Guitar/Lute Suites" is now available on Warner Classics," Isbin sats. I created these guitar performance editions in collaboration with the legendary Rosalyn Tureck."

Other recent highlights in the career of this virtuoso guitarist include a fun one-hour feature on NPR's Song Travels hosted by Michael Feinstein and the world premiere of Chris Brubeck's beautiful "Affinity: Concerto For Guitar & Orchestra" written for Sharon Isbin and which she performed with the Maryland Symphony conducted by Elizabeth Schulze. The premiere was featured on Performance Today for 300 public radio stations and 1.4 million listeners.

Last week's exciting minifest in Washington DC included a sold-out recital and three performances with the National Symphony Orchestra in Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" at the Kennedy Center. Enjoy the sizzling reviews:

Coming up are two performances @ Carnegie Hall: November 4 with Sting, Katy Perry and Jerry Seinfeld; and November 12 in recital with Isabel Leonard in a program of Spanish music with a world premiere by Richard Danielpour commissioned by the Carnegie Hall in celebration of their 125th season, and by Chicago's Harris Theater. For details and ticket information - and for concerts in Cincinnati, Chicago, Urbana, Burlington, Louisiana, Portland, California, Virginia, Kansas and Seoul (Korea) - please visit:
(Sharon Isbin performing some years ago in Ravena with the late Brazilian composer Gaudencio Thiago de Mello)

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