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JOHN GOBERMAN is probably best known as the creator of Live from Lincoln Center. Now in its 30th season, this award-winning series of television specials has brought the finest of the performing arts to American audiences. To produce the series, Goberman developed the video and audio techniques and technology by which concerts, opera, ballets, and plays can be telecast during live performances without disruption of the performers and audiences. He has produced more than 180 national performing arts specials with the constituents of Lincoln Center, from the New York City Ballet to the New York Philharmonic with programs ranging from Genius has a Birthday: Stravinsky and Balanchine to Marsalis on Armstrong. As Executive Producer/Television for Lincoln Center, he has produced a companion series, Backstage\Lincoln Center, as an introduction to the performing arts including "This Old Cello", with Yo-Yo Ma and "Stagefright" with Luciano Pavarotti.
He is also the creator of a new form of film/concert presentation, SYMPHONIC CINEMA, performing 20th-century symphonic works composed for film and orchestra, consisting of the film classics Alexander Nevsky and Scenes from Ivan the Terrible, selected offerings from Hollywood films in the presentation of A Symphonic Night at the Movies (A Night at the Oscars, Great Loves of the Silver Screen, Screen Classics, Hitchcock, Four Views of the Future, Gotta Dance!) and the latest addition, the full-length feature film Wizard of Oz. He co-produced the theatrical film, Distant Harmony, Pavarotti in China, and has made films for museums across the country, ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Ringling Museum of Art. He has produced numerous opera, ballet, and concert telecasts from major performing arts institutions both here and abroad and has produced The White House: In Tune with History, a film for PBS about music at the White House.
For his work on public and commercial television, Goberman has received 12 National Emmy Awards; 3 Peabody Awards; 8 Sigma Alpha Iota awards; the first Television Critics Circle Award for Achievement in Music; and has 53 Emmy Award nominations. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bridgeport and was cited by Symphony Magazine as one of the 50 most important people who have made a difference in the history of American music.