Los Angeles Area
2007 WINNER – Children/Youth Programming
2008 WINNER – Children/Youth Programming
2009 WINNER – Children/Youth Programming
2010 NOMINEE – Children/Youth Programming
2012 NOMINEE – Children/Youth Programming
Larry Newman, Eric Jasper, Steven Rimlinger and Tyler Newman
North Hollywood, CA. The Television Academy (formerly The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) presents its annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards each year to honor and recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting.
Filmed live from Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, Orchestra Kids is an annual production of Children’s Music Workshop which has garnered three local Emmy awards and a total of five nominations.
Orchestra Kids showcases the annual concert broadcast from Schoenberg Hall featuring a 160 piece elementary school orchestra.
The group is comprised of the best instrumental music students from Children’s Music Workshop’s thirty Los Angeles area elementary school music programs. The average age of an honor orchestra member is just ten years old.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
ORCHESTRA KIDS GOES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE ALL SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY HONOR ORCHESTRA AS IT PREPARES FOR THEIR ANNUAL CONCERT IN RENOWNED SCHOENBERG CONCERT HALL.
COMBINING TOUCHING INTERVIEWS WITH SCHOOL-AGE MUSICIANS AND A DRAMATIC FORMAL CONCERT, THE VIEWER MEETS PLAYERS, NOT JUST AS MUSICIANS, BUT AS REAL KIDS.
FASCINATING INTERVIEWS WITH THE TEACHERS, PARENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ORCHESTRA MEMBERS ARE INTERSPERSED WITH MOVING FOOTAGE OF THE ORCHESTRA’S EARLY SCHOOL REHEARSALS, THE DRESS REHEARSAL AND FINAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE.
FEATURED CHILDREN IN THE ORCHESTRA SHARE INSPIRING DETAILS OF THEIR LIVES AND THEIR LOVE OF MUSIC.
PRODUCED BY LARRY NEWMAN, THIS LIFE-AFFIRMING DOCUMENTARY EXAMINES THE COMPLEXITIES INVOLVED IN PLAYING IN A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE DISCIPLINE, HARD WORK, AND COMMITMENT NECESSARY BY EACH STUDENT – AND THEIR FAMILIES – IN ORDER TO BRING THE MUSIC TO LIFE.
THE ORCHESTRA KIDS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED, AND TOGETHER, MAKE MUSIC THAT INSPIRES NOT ONLY THEIR PARENTS, BUT ALSO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN MUSIC, THE ARTS AND EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOLS.