Thank you to all who came to the Isaiah Memorial!
An all-star lineup of talented artists from the NYC literary and performing arts scenes came to pay tribute to our Founding Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer in a memorial service celebrating the creative and joyful life of Isaiah Sheffer.
Watch the video recap on Symphonyspace.org.
Isaiah on stage with Meryl Streep at Selected Shorts in 1999
Symphony Space would like to thank all who’ve sent in their stories, tributes and remembrances about Isaiah Sheffer, our Founding Artistic Director, who passed away on Friday, November 9. It’s truly a testament to his influence in the New York and national arts communities that condolences have poured in from near and far.
Some listeners and audience members have expressed concern about the future of Selected Shorts without Isaiah. We want you to know, the show will go on! Upcoming Shorts programs will happen as scheduled, and we’ll announce details about hosts and special guests along the way.
In the meantime, our deepest gratitude to you for your continued support. See you at our next shows!
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our Founding Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer. Whether you knew Isaiah intimately, or simply as that warm resonating voice from the radio on Selected Shorts, everyone can agree that we lost a special soul who will be dearly missed by all. Please share your thoughts, memories, and funny stories (everyone has a funny Isaiah story!) below in comments.
We know that Isaiah touched your lives on a weekly basis, and we hope to provide a place of comfort and sharing as we all pay tribute to a man who truly made history by dreaming of and executing the seemingly impossible day after day.