Artistic Director

Award-winning filmmaker Jason Starr has produced and directed over one hundred films and television programs for broadcast on PBS, A&E, Bravo, CBC, Deutsche Welle, Kultura, Mezzo TV, 3sat, Medici and many public TV stations throughout Europe and North America.  His work has been presented to audiences by the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tianjin Symphony and numerous other ensembles and festivals.  These productions range from classical music and modern dance performances to documentary profiles of artists and cultural issues.

Most recently Starr directed the filming of performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, guitarist Sharon Isbin and Opera Lafayette's production of Beethoven’s Leonore (1805).  His “Virtual Venue,” a film presenting songs by Patrick Zimmerli to poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, develops a new approach to filming performances during the Covid-19 pandemic as does his participation in the BSO Now series.  In 2019 Starr completed documentaries on two early masterpieces by Gustav Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer and the Symphony No. 1.

Other recent films include two feature length documentaries as part of his series exploring the work of Gustav Mahler:  For the Love of Mahler – The Inspired Life of Henry-Louis de La Grange and Everywhere and Forever – Mahler’s Song of the Earth, winner of the Whitehead International Film Festival’s “Outstanding Achievement Award”.  Both have been broadcast throughout Europe and are widely distributed by C Major Entertainment, Berlin and for home video by Video Artists International, New York.

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