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This spring, Articulate with Jim Cotter returns to streaming and to public television stations nationwide with a new nine-episode season. Through interviews, live performances, and distinctive storytelling, our Emmy® Award-winning public television show, Articulate with Jim Cotter, provides a one-of-a-kind window into the ideas and experiences of diverse classical, contemporary, and popular artists.
Free on articulateshow.org, our searchable library of more than 400 videos includes dozens of profiles of Grammy and Tony winners, of established leaders and emerging disrupters. Also available are short web-only performance extras and episode-length concert shows featuring artists like Caroline Shaw and Daniel Hope in concert and conversation. The length of the videos—most are four to 15 minutes—make them ideal in- and out-of-class supplements for music education.
New and upcoming in Season 9:
- Anthony McGill is principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic and the first African American principal player in the organization’s history. An Avery Fisher Prize winner, he received national attention beyond the classical world for his project #TakeTwoKnees. (Streaming now.)
- Sarah Jarosz is a Grammy-winning folk musician known for her virtuosic mandolin, banjo, and guitar playing and the rich storytelling of her songwriting. (Streaming now.)
- Augustin Hadelich is a celebrated violinist, admired for his wide-ranging repertoire of traditional and contemporary classical works. His recording of Henri Dutilleux’s violin concerto with the Seattle Symphony won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical instrumental Solo. (Streaming April 22.)
- Anaïs Mitchell is a Grammy-winning folk musician best known for her musical Hadestown. Nominated for fourteen Tony Awards, Hadestown won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. (Streaming April 29.)
- Stephen Schwartz is an award-winning composer and lyricist for musical theater and films. His work for the stage includes Pippin, Godspell, and Wicked, one of the five longest-running shows in Broadway history. He has also written lyrics for several hit animated movies, receiving Academy Awards for songs in Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt. (Streaming May 6.)
- Time for Three is a genre-traversing string trio that blends classical music, bluegrass, jazz, and other musical styles. Formed while students at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Nick Kendall, Zachary DePue, and Ranaan Meyer began performing for the public in 2003. From 2009 to 2019, the trio performed as artists-in-residence with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Founding member DePue left the group in 2015 to focus on his work as concertmaster of that orchestra. He was replaced by acclaimed improvisational violinist Charles Yang, a graduate of the Juilliard School. (Streaming May 20.)
Diverse artist profiles from the first eight seasons of Articulate are already streaming on articulateshow.org, where there is something for students (and educators) of all instruments and genres.
Featured artists include:
!llmind, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Marin Alsop, Mason Bates, Nicola Benedetti, Angel Blue, Stephanie Blythe, Phoebe Bridgers, Jason Robert Brown, Claire Chase, Anthony Ross Costanzo, Dessa, Gustavo Dudamel, Rhiannon Giddens, Vijay Iyer, Valerie June, Nicholas Phan, Lizzo, Steven Mackey, Missy Mazzoli, Donald Nally, Thomas Newman, Gil Shaham, Vivek Shraya, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff Tweedy, Royce Vavrek, Rufus Wainwright, Andrew WK, Julia Wolfe, and many more.
A production of Articulate Studios for The Articulate Foundation, Articulate is co-produced and presented by PBS39, Lehigh Valley’s PBS station, and distributed by American Public Television (APT).
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