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Program
UN Human Rights Day Concert
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/500-5717qt09
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Description
This two-hour live interconnect features a special concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, to be given by the Minneapolis Orchestra under the direction of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. The program will include an introduction establishing the nature of the occasion, a short address by the President of the General Assembly, Emilio Arenales, foreign minister of Guatemala, and an intermission, a prepared section (approximately 20 minutes) on the history and meaning of the Declaration of Human Rights. There will also be a piece on the collaboration between Spanish composer Cristobal Halffter and librettist Norman Corwin, on their cantata "Yes Speak Out Yes" to be given its world premiere at the concert. The musical works to be performed are as follows: Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (arranged by Skrowaczewski)Cristobal Halffter - "Yes Speak Out Yes" (world premiere, but it was not included in the final program) Libretto by Norman Corwin. Specially commissioned by the UN. With Irene Jordan, soprano and Robert hale, baritone, and the Augsburg Choir of Augsburg College, Minneapolis. INTERMISSION - During this twenty minute period author-commentator Marya Mannes will discuss the history and meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She will probably be joined by another guest TBA. (approximately 10 minutes); A film segment will also be shown, in which the man on the street, filmed at various New York locations, gives his reaction to the subject of human rights. (approximately 10 minutes); Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. The Minneapolis Orchestra is widely accorded a position among the nation's foremost symphonic ensembles. Its eminence is underlined by the world-famed conductors who have served it as permanent leader - such as Eugene Ormandy, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Antal Dorati, and the present musical director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who succeeded to the post in 11960. He is a native of Poland, a former conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic and has conducted extensively throughout Europe, the Soviet Union, South America, Mexico and Israel, Human Rights Day 1968 is a National Educational Television production. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Topics
Music
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:58:57
Credits
Performing Group: Minneapolis Orchestra
Producer: Gilbert, Craig
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
Speaker: Mannes, Marya
Speaker: Renales, Emilio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 70-12-10 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:58:15
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Citations
Chicago: “UN Human Rights Day Concert,” University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 26, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-5717qt09.
MLA: “UN Human Rights Day Concert.” University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 26, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-5717qt09>.
APA: UN Human Rights Day Concert. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-5717qt09