Great Performances - Season 34

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Liza with a 'Z'
    Liza with a 'Z'
    Episode 20
    Liza Minnelli's Emmy award winning concert choreographed and directed by Bob Fosse. This is a remastered version of the special that debuted in 1972.
  • Dance in America: `Jewels' from the Paris Opera Ballet
    Choreographer George Balanchine's only plotless ballet in three acts. The acts are named for jewels: "Emeralds," "Rubies," "Diamonds."
  • Vittorio: Dreams of Rome
    Young Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo performs a concert featuring songs from his debut album, "Vittorio," among the ruins of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli.
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions Live
    Bruce Springsteen performs a concert of songs from his new album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," a collection of songs popularized by the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. Recorded live at St. Luke's in London's East End.
  • Garrison Keillor’s Independence Day Special: A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood
    Garrison Keillor takes his Prairie Home Companion to the small screen in this televised broadcast of his Independence Day weekend radio broadcast at Tanglewood, in western Massachusetts.
  • Dance in America: Beyond the Steps---Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    A documentary following the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during a pivotal time in its history. Includes a performance in Russia and a move into new studios in New York City.

  • 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall
    A concert performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "South Pacific."
  • Color Me Barbra
    Color Me Barbra
    Episode 10
    A re-airing of Barbra Streisand's second television special, originally broadcast on CBS in 1966. Streisand performs songs considered American classics.
  • Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky
    Andrea Bocelli's concert includes songs from his CD, "Amore." Heather Headley joins Andrea in "The Prayer."
  • Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road
    Paul McCartney performs before a small audience at the legendary Abby Road studio where The Beatles recorded.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2006
    Great Performances 22nd annual New Year's Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic and host Walter Cronkite. Filmed at Vienna's Musikverein hall, the Vienna Philharmonic performs classical music, including Strauss waltzes and a tribute to Mozart's 250th birthday.
  • The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)
    Stravinsky's opera based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform in Russian with English titles. Cast List: Natalie Dessay: The Nightingale Hugo Simcic: The Child Marie McLaughlin: The Cook Violeta Urmana: Death Vsevolod Grivnov: The Fisherman Albert Schagidullin: The Emperor Laurent Naouri: The Chamberlain Maxim Mikhailov: The Bonze Jim Adhi Limas: The Potter Yon Geol Kim, Jian Ye: Japanese Ambassadors Man-Yan James Hor, Duy-Thông Nguyen: Courtesans Yuko Kametani: The Dancer Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Conlon: Guest Conductormoreless
  • My Name is Barbra
    My Name is Barbra
    Episode 5
    Barbra Streisand's first television special, first aired on CBS in 1965. Songs include such Streisand classics as "People," Happy Days Are Here Again," and Don't Rain on My Parade."
  • Michael Buble: Caught in the Act
    Michael sings classic songs and standards as well as his #1 hit, "Home". He is joined by guest performers Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Laura Pausini.
  • Renée Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols
    American soprano Renée Fleming performs sacred Christmas music. Recorded at Mainz Cathedral in Germany. Fleming is accompanied by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, conducted by Trevor Pinnock.
  • Cream Reunion Concert
    The seminal rock group Cream (Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton) perform a reunion concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
  • From Shtetl to Swing
    The story of Jewish and African-American influences on 20th century American music.