Jewish Perspective on NBC, Dec. 25, 2011

I had the great honor of being interviewed and performing a few pieces on the Boston’s NBC 7 for the monthly show, Jewish Perspective.  I spoke mainly about the New Lullaby Project but wonderful questions got me speaking about sound, how we listen and my own background prior to classical music.  Playing live, with only the camera as audience, is a wonderful challenge that was both exhilarating and daunting.  

I performed two New Lullabies from the New Lullaby CD, Leaky Roof and No Time (listen), both by Jonathan Feist.  I also performed a beautiful arrangement by Toru Takemitsu of George Gershwin’s Summertime (iTunes).  I had recently recorded Summertime and seeing that it was winter I found it timely.

Jonathan Feist & Aaron on Jonathan's pond

It aired at 6am on Sunday morning and though I was up working until 3:30am I did not get to see it.  I hope to have some video from the show in early January.  If you did see the show please tell me what you thought. Thanks!

“ps. I should add that it is a bit ironic to have Gershwin and Jonathan Feist on a Jewish show on Christmas. Born Jewish, both have no use for religion. Feist recommended “It Ain’t Necessarily So” for an encore…”

JP photos by Catherine

2 Responses to “Jewish Perspective on NBC, Dec. 25, 2011”

  1. Robert Jackson


    Similar to you, I did not have the opportunity to view the broadcast.

    If you are able to locate a video copy of the broadcast, I would enjoy viewing the presentation. Perhaps you could place the video on your web site for all to view.

    A fan,

  2. Aaron

    Thanks Bob,
    As soon as I get a video I will post. I may try to do a bit with what I took from my phone. We’ll see…

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