What Would Beethoven Do? is a documentary film that explores the state of classical music in the 21st century. With major symphony orchestras across the United States struggling financially and seemingly diminished interest in classical music culturally, the genre and its adherents are starting to realize that they must innovate or be left to the history books. This documentary follows several programs and music innovators who are bringing classical music from the stuffy concert hall to the popular masses and are demonstrating the power of this art form to change lives.
Pacific Symphony’s Director of Community Arts Participation Molly Pontin and Director of Audience Engagement Kurt Mortensen were both interviewed and featured in the teaser video for the kickstarter campaign that launched today to support the funding the project.