His relationship with Juilliard has continued over the years--in 2004, he received an honorary doctorate and in 2006, he conducted the Juilliard Orchestra in the school's centennial gala, which was broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center
He was recently seen on PBS in the Live From Lincoln Center
productions of Showboat.
"As a kid, I would record 'Live from Lincoln Center
' and 'Great Performances' on PBS and watch the tapes over and over again.
"This process all started with John Goberman, who created 'Live From Lincoln Center
,' " Freck said.
"PBS's Live From Lincoln Center
, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops.
The two institutions have a long history of collaborative programming, including the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center
. The new project opens another phase in the ongoing relationship between WNET.
She returned to New York, finished her degree and performed with the Juilliard Opera Center, singing Sophie in Massenet's Werther, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Gretel in Maurice Sendak's production of Hansel und Gretel, which was broadcast nationwide on "Live from Lincoln Center
." That was 1995.
* Live From Lincoln Center
: New York Philharmonic & Jazz at Lincoln Center--"Nutcracker Swing." Featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and The New York Philharmonic.
($400,000); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for its Live From Lincoln Center
broadcasts ($200,000); National Public Radio for its classical music programs ($200,000); and WNET in New York, for its Great Performances, Dance in America and American Masters series ($1,000,000).
Specializing in filming live performances, he helmed 185 broadcasts of "Live From Lincoln Center
." His resume included PBS' "Great Performances" and Broadway productions such as "The Gospel at Colonus" and "You Can't Take It With You." He also directed the 1951 broadcast of "Amahl and the Night Visitors," the first opera written for TV.
He has performed on "Live From Lincoln Center
" and played saxophonist Ben Webster in Robert Altman's 1996 film "Kansas City."
Erika Nickrenz, who made her concerto debut at New York's Town Hall at the age of 11, was a featured soloist on the PBS series Live from Lincoln Center
, and has enjoyed a solo career that has taken her across America and Canada, and to Italy, Switzerland and Australia.