YoungArts MasterClass upcoming Premieres and Encore Presentations on HBO
Season Two of YoungArts MasterClass will continue on HBO on May 21, beginning at 6:30PM EST, with encore presentations of the three episodes featuring master teachers Patti LuPone, Bobby McFerrin, and John Guare. On May 22, beginning at 6:30PM EST, HBO will premiere three back-to-back episodes of the Emmy nominated series featuring James Rosenquist, Bruce Weber, and Kathleen Turner working with select YoungArts Winners from across the nation. Watch the trailers, here.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist and YoungArts Master Teacher Bobby McFerrin works with YoungArts winners
The Emmy nominated HBO series YoungArts MasterClass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences in master classes with YoungArts Winners. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing this new generation of young artists to meet and work with legends, like Renée Fleming, in the fields they aspire to pursue.
YoungArts MasterClass is produced and directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, a filmmaking team, whose documentaries have garnered an Academy Award in 2010 and four previous Academy Award nominations, many Emmys and the Dupont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming. Their documentaries have been broadcast nationally on PBS, MTV, National Geographic and HBO, and screened at festivals around the world including the New York Film Festival, Sundance, New Directors/New Films, London, Berlin, Montreal and St. Petersburg.
Now in its second season, the acclaimed Emmy-nominated HBO YoungArts MasterClass premiered with Renée Flemming. In this special half-hour presentation, Ms. Fleming mentors four talented young opera students – all YoungArts winners – in New York City at her alma mater, Juilliard, and at her apartment. They attend a rehearsal at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where the four young singers are the sole audience, following along the rehearsal with sheet music and then taking the stage with Ms. Fleming to learn about the nuances of rehearsal. The young artists also travel to meet Ms. Fleming at the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she serves as Creative Consultant.
Additional upcoming specials of HBO YoungArts MasterClass will feature such legendary artists as actress Patti LuPone, playwright John Guare, musician Bobby McFerrin, painter James Rosenquist and photographer Bruce Weber among others. In last season’s first presentation of HBO YoungArts MasterClass, the mentors included tenor Plácido Domingo, actress/director Liv Ullmann, architect Frank Gehry, choreographer Bill T. Jones, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, artist Olafur Eliasson, playwright Edward Albee, choreographer Jacques D’Amboise, and artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.
Watch full episodes of Season 1, here.
Grammy Award-winning soprano and YoungArts Master Teacher Renée Fleming works with YoungArts winners