The WFMT Radio Network and the estate of Jerome Moross present this two-hour radio documentary, JEROME MOROSS: The Big Country and Beyond!, in honor of the composer's 100th birthday. It was originally broadcast by classical music radio stations in the United States and internationally beginning August 1st, 2014, the composer's actual birth date. It was part of a yearlong celebration of the composer that has included a live performance of Moross's Symphony No. 1 by JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic in April 2014.
Produced by British radio documentarian Jon Tolansky, the program is narrated by Grammy award-winning artist and champion of American music, Michael Feinstein. The program features some of Moross's most memorable music with interviews and commentary from many whose lives and careers were touched by the composer, including the legendary singer and actress Kaye Ballard, conductor JoAnn Falletta, and British singer Claire Martin. Rare recorded conversations from several archives give listeners a chance to hear Jerome Moross talk about his music in his own words.
About Jon Tolansky, Producer
Formerly a musician at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Jon Tolansky specializes in making documentary features on composers and performers for international radio organizations and recording companies. Prominent among these institutions are the Chicago-based WFMT Radio Network, the BBC, WQXR New York, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio International, EMI Classics, the Decca Music Group, and VAI Records.
An Interview with Susanna Moross Tarjan
August 26, 2013
Susanna Moross Tarjan, daughter of American composer Jerome Moross, was interviewed by Rob Davis of Classical South Florida, at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on the stage of Cinema Paradiso. Susanna talked about her life with her father, growing up in the world of Hollywood and Broadway, and her memories of some of the great composers of the mid-twentieth century. This interview preceded a screening of The Big Country which was presented in honor of the Jerome Moross Centennial.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MUSIC CONFERENCE, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 8, 2014
Moderator: Wayne Shirley, Library of Congress (retired)
Panelists: CHARLES TURNER, University of Hartford (emeritus); MARIANA WHITMER, University of Pittsburgh; FRANK LEHMAN, Tufts University; HOWARD POLLACK, University of Houston; ANDREW GRANADE, University of Missouri, Kansas City; SUSANNA MOROSS TARJAN, Jerome Moross's daughter
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Edited and hosted by Arts Marketing Network
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (EMERITUS)
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
PRESENTED BY MARIANA WHITMER
SUSANNA MOROSS TARJAN
JEROME MOROSS'S DAUGHTER INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW GRANADE, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI