Producer: Stephen Halpern
For the majority of my working life, I was a professor of European and American History at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. I also taught for several years at Rutgers University and Pace University in Pleasantville. My love affair with classical music began in my early teens. I studied oboe and piano and had fantasies of being a professional musician. I was also interested in photography. After I retired from teaching in 2002, I decided to blend my interest in music and the visual arts by creating The Arts in Westchester, a television program, involving performance and interviews. I also work with my wife Sheila creating full-length video documentaries, often on musical themes.
Series By This Producer/Host
- The Arts in Westchester
The Arts in Westchester is a program devoted to seeing and listening to professional musicians either as soloists or in groups. The program includes personal interviews with the musicians which enables the audience to "get to know" the artists both personally and professionally. Steve Halpern, the originator of the show, serves as producer and host. He is assisted by station manager Shane McGaffey (PCTV Station Manager) who fine tunes the lighting, direction and videography. Steve enjoys capturing audio and editing the programs.