Friday, September 23, 2011

Ann Hobson Pilot Documentary on KQED-Channel 9 – Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 pm

[Ann Hobson Pilot (Dina Rudick, The Boston Globe]

AfriClassical recently wrote of an earlier airing of the Ann Hobson documentary, A Harpist's Legacy - Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change. On October 2, 2011 the documentary will be broadcast on KQED in Northern California:

A 30-minute documentary of the legendary African-American harpist Ann Hobson Pilot will be aired on KQED-Channel 9 on Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 pm. This compelling documentary, entitled “A Harpist’s Legacy – Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change” profiles the inspirational life and musical career of this gifted African-American woman’s triumph over barriers of race and gender to become the principal harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years – the first Black woman principal player in a major symphony orchestra. She is revered by many, including John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and James Levine, as one of the world’s great harpists.

This moving documentary is a powerful story of one musician’s accomplishments, dedication and inspiration through a distinguished career filled with challenges and triumphs.

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