Juilliard kids are still at it

Juilliard kids are still at it


norman lebrecht

May 01, 2020

Wacky remote video made with the participation of zillions…. Some really cool kids trying to crash the internet.


Credits: Directed and choreographed by Larry Keigwin with associate Nicole Wolcott, featuring a reimagining of Ravel’s score, conducted by David Robertson, and produced by Kurt Crowley. Featuring Juilliard dancers, musicians, and actors, with alumni Emanuel Ax (music), Christine Baranski (drama), Jon Batiste (jazz studies), Renée Fleming (voice), Isabel Leonard (voice), Laura Linney (drama), Patti LuPone (drama), Yo-Yo Ma (music), Andrea Miller (dance), Bebe Neuwirth (dance), Itzhak Perlman (music), Susanna Phillips (voice), Bobbi Jene Smith (dance), Davóne Tines (voice), and Bradley Whitford (drama).⁣



  • Pierre says:

    Wow – this is the best montage vidéo that has come out of this whole epidemic -> beautiful, heartwarming, compelling, varied, fun, and oh so very much New York City!

    Loved it. Thanks for sharing Norman

  • Bruce says:

    That was actually really good.

    It’s spelled “JUILLIARD,” by the way.

  • Juilliard Alumna says:

    It’s Juilliard.

  • V.Lind says:

    That was a real treat! Thank you.

  • William says:

    Hmmm……you misspelled Juilliard

  • Tony Bridge says:

    Wow, this is fantastic – having done several Virtual Videos (VirtVids? …. no I thought not!) I am in awe of the production values here. And the artistry on-screen.

  • Painfully obvious says:

    High time to teach the piano students how to tune a piano as part of the curriculum. Embarrassing to hear.

    • Tom says:

      Painfully Obvious: you, my clueless friend, are an ass.

      • Painfully Obvious says:

        You’re arguing against a small investment of time resulting in an artist having greater knowledge of their instrument and self-sufficiency. I’d also reply that I’m not an ass – I just have ears. Bach knew how to fix an organ, I don’t think he would have thought ignorance exhibited during an epidemic was particularly “touching.”

    • Bill says:

      I think perhaps you missed the point of the out of tune piano. It’s one of the most touchy elements of the video.

      • There’s always a good time to teach piano majors about piano tuning. The result: A piano technician? No. But a better communication between artist and technician. howtotunepianos.com

        • Bruce says:

          Gary Graffman tells in his memoir about how a guy at the Steinway factory made all their up-and-coming artists learn how to do basic piano maintenance and repair. One result was that, when rehearsing with some orchestra in flyover country and the piano had a malfunction, Graffman was able to take out the action, fix the problem, and put it back together during the rehearsal. Not a bad set of skills to have.

  • Michael P Scott says:

    Never have so (relatively) few given so much joy to so many around the world. I hope it’s not trite to say that such performances as this leave me with the profound sense that the younger generation will take the great gifts given them by their “elders” and head, full steam, into a delightfully creative world of the arts. Thanks to you all a million times over!! I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

  • Bill says:

    Touching, not touchy. Sorry.