Synopsis by Mark Deming
Filmmaker Daniel Anker offers a look at the multitude of faces and personalities behind one of America's most celebrated symphonies in this documentary. For over a hundred years, the Philadelphia Orchestra has been an internationally respected ensemble, performing all across the United States and around the world, but Music From the Inside Out examines the 100 individuals that make up the orchestra. The players discuss how they fell in love with music, their other creative and musical pursuits (some of the musicians perform with jazz, world music, and even bluegrass groups, while others creative visual art), the struggles and rewards of pursuing their dreams, what speaks to them creatively, and how so many people with differing temperaments can work together to create beautiful music. Music From the Inside Out was produced and financed in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but enjoyed a critically-acclaimed tour of film festivals and art theaters before making its bow on television.
music, musician, mystery [enigma], orchestra, personality, self-expression