The film is being released for a limited time in a groundbreaking release strategy—each purchase of the special edition DVD will be matched by having a second copy of the DVD given to the school of your choice. Called the MAESTRO STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN, director David Donnelly is hoping that the experience of watching the film will help shatter misconceptions, show classical musicians as rock stars, and create a genuine love for classical music among young people.
For a period spanning two years, a film crew follows Grammy award-winning conductor Paavo and an array of brilliant musicians as they perform to sold out halls across the globe. The resulting footage captures the pressures of self-expression, the rush of performance, and above all, the power of a universal language. Maestro is an intimate, unprecedented glimpse into the life of a renowned conductor and a vibrant, contemporary portrait of the world of classical music.