A maestro’s grandson stars in Law and Order

A maestro’s grandson stars in Law and Order


norman lebrecht

May 28, 2021

Meet Hudson Paul, nine years old, who made his debut last night in NBC’s new series.

Hudson is the grandson of conductor José Serebrier and soprano Carole Farley.

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  • PianistW says:

    Wow, ilI thought you were going to say a big name and then… Disappointment. Clicking to this article was so anticlimactic.

    • BRUCEB says:

      awww, that’s sad.

      What made you think it was going to be a big name?

    • Anon says:

      Serebrier is a huge name! He’s extremely popular in South America. Everywhere you go there, he either is or has been the Music Director. Terrific conductor – top notch – very charismatic, & an interesting person. He’s so outgoing and extroverted as a conductor it doesn’t surprise me that his son inherited his theatrical genes!

  • V.Lind says:

    New? It’s in its 22nd series and has been running this year since last autumn, with breaks. it is now the longest-running of the Law and Order franchises, having passed the original a couple of seasons ago.

  • BRUCEB says:

    I wonder how many other offspring (or grand-offspring?) of musicians have gone into acting. I can think of:

    • John Rubinstein (son of Arthur)
    • John DeLancie (son of John DeLancie, principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra back in the day)
    • Werner Klemperer (son of Otto)
    • Rebecca Hall (daughter of Sir Peter and Maria Ewing)

    …any others?

    • NYMike says:

      Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist, son and granddaughter of violinist and original director of Curtis.

    • Stephen Owades says:

      Violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr (noted Russian-born concert and recital soloist, who was also a teacher of many fine violinists and director of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia) was the father of actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr (“The FBI”) and grandfather of Stephanie Zimbalist (“Remington Steele”).

    • Backrowbass says:

      I believe Karl Boehm’s granddaughter (sorry, no umlaut) was in the first few series of Inspector Montalbano.

  • tiredofitall says:

    His grandmother is/was no slouch either…

  • Serebrier is a major conductor and composer with a long and distinguished career.

  • Willem Philipx says:

    New series, Norman??
    Shows how much you know. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has been on the air since 1999.