Press Release: UCSD-TV Wins Emmy for Philip Glass, La Jolla Symphony Doc (6/15/2009)


Program features premiere of Glass' Cello Concerto and behind-the-scenes interviews

LA JOLLA, CA— UCSD-TV took home the Emmy Award in the Entertainment-Program or Special category for “La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto.” UCSD-TV’s Arts and Humanities producer John Menier accepted the award — his fifth career Emmy win and UCSD-TV’s thirteenth — at the June 13 ceremony in downtown San Diego.

The award-winning program features La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ North American premiere of Glass' “Cello Concerto” and interviews with renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, conductor Steven Schick, and the composer himself.

UCSD-TV and La Jolla Symphony & Chorus have created an ongoing partnership to produce programs that showcase performances and behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists. Two new programs will debut on UCSD-TV in July, including Evan Ziporyn’s “Frog’s Eye” with Tijuana-based dance troupe Lux Boreal, and “Passion,” featuring Elgar’s “Cello Concerto” with guest cellist Maya Beiser. Broadcast information is available at

“The Devil’s Breath, ” a UCSD-TV documentary about border crossers caught in the October 2007 wildfires, was also nominated for an Emmy in the Documentary – Topical category.

More information about UCSD-TV’s Emmy experience and links to view both nominated programs online are available at Emmy Awards are given by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and recognize outstanding achievements in television within the Pacific Southwest region, which includes San Diego County and the television markets of Bakersfield, Oxnard, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

UCSD-TV offers programming unlike anything else in San Diego and can be seen on Cox and Time Warner Ch.135; AT&T U-verse Ch. 99; and UHF (no cable) Ch. 35. More information at

Rooted in San Diego for over 50 years, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents groundbreaking, traditional and contemporary music. The performance ensemble is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego and is comprised of a diverse group with exceptional talent and passion for the music it performs. The music director and resident conductor is Steven Schick. More information at

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