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Pianist For Ken Burns Docs To Play Benefit In Springfield

If you've ever seen a documentary by Ken Burns, you are probably familiar with the important role music plays in his films. It informs the viewer what mood Burns is hoping to illicit - it's a part of the story interwoven from beginning to end. Jacqueline Schwab is the pianist behind much of that music, she met Burns in her twenties and her music has appeared in a dozen of his films including Baseball, Mark Twain and Lewis and Clark.

Schwab will be playing at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on Thursday night as part of a fundraiser for WSEC public television. We caught up with Schwab to learn more about her:

CLICK HEREfor more information about the event itself and to find tickets.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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