West Nyack Concert Master streams award winning performance

West Nyack resident Peter Winograd serves as concertmaster for the Telly Award winning television special Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony by The Discovery Orchestra (TDO), which is available to stream through June 30 on The WNET Group’s AllArts.organd on the free ALL ARTS app on all major streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The New Jersey-based symphony, which has introduced millions around the world to the pleasures of classical music listening, has recently won its eleventh Telly Award, the world’s largest honor for excellence in video and television across all screens. A Bronze Telly Winner in Television – Cultural, Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony is a compelling exploration of the soaring Finale of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ tour de force Symphony No. 3. The program is hosted by TDO Founder and Artistic Director George Marriner Maull, who helps audience members build their listening skills, which is the core mission of the arts nonprofit. TDO has previously received Telly Awards, for its specials Discover Beethoven’s 5th, Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Fall in Love with Music and Discover The Firebird.

Distributed nationally by American Public Television, the one-hour program continues to be featured on public television stations across the country (check local listings).

Established in 1979, The Telly Awards received nearly 13,000 submissions from all 50 states and 5 continents for its 44th annual edition.

Credited for the 2023 Telly Award win are Writer/Host/Conductor George Marriner Maull; Executive Producers Virginia Johnston and Rick Kaller; Producer/Director Dave Emmerling, Midnight Media Group; Producer/Director Walter Schoenknecht, Midnight Media Group; and Sound Designer David Walters, David Walters LLC.

“Receiving this wonderful acknowledgement from The Telly Awards energizes us to expand our commitment to helping people emotionally connect with classical music,” said Maull. “The benefits are myriad. Unfettering the pathway to this wonderful musical genre allows individuals to slow down their thoughts and to be present in the moment as they learn how to listen better.”

Viewers will gain a better understanding of the “Organ” Symphony Finale as the 91-piece symphony orchestra — featuring organist Mark Miller — performs Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece, led by Maull, who provides insights into the composition’s melodic themes, recurring patterns and much more. Copies of The Discovery Orchestra’s listening guide for this public television special, digitally recorded in September at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, can be found at: https://bit.ly/DSSListeningGuide.

The program was made possible with the generous support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Elliot and MaryJeanette Dee, Bob and Cynthia Hamburger, Michael Johnston, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Kosloski Family Foundation, Robert Scott of Main Street Wealth Management, The Bill and Patricia O’Connor Charitable Fund, David and Ellen Williams, Lee and Jennifer Pierson, The V.A. Johnston Charitable Fund, Daniel and Gail Kopp, and Rachel Weinberger and Ed McGann.

Details about The Discovery Orchestra are available at www.discoveryorchestra.org. For program information, check www.aptonline.org or local listings. Connect with the Orchestra on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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