About the Video:
This 30-minute MIT Video Productions documentary, Awakening: Evoking the Arab Spring through Music, features the March 2012 premiere of Awakening, a piece commissioned by MIT Music and Theater Arts from Jamshied Sharifi ‘83 with funding from the MIT Visiting Artists program. It was performed in Kresge Auditorium by the MIT Wind Ensemble conducted by Frederick Harris, Jr., music director. This video production was made possible in part by A. Neil ’64 and Jane Pappalardo. It was broadcast on the Boston PBS affiliate WGBH 2 on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Lawrence Gallagher, Producer; Chris Boebel, Documentary Director; Bob Comiskey, Performance Director; Jean Dunoyer, Film Editor; Craig Milanesi, Technical Director; Anthony Di Bartolo, Audio Engineer