Great Performances - Season 43

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




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AIRED ON 11/9/2018

Season 45 : Episode 15

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AIRS ON 11/16/2018

Season 45 : Episode 16

Episode Guide

  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016
    Conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its traditional open-air concert at Austria's Schönbrunn Palace Gardens; the soloists are French piano duo (and sisters) Katia and Marielle Labèque. Selections include "Farandole" from George Bizet's "L'Arlésienne"; Francis Poulenc's 1932 Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D Minor; Ravel's "Bolero"; Offenbach's "Infernal Galop"; and Johann Strauss II's "Wiener Blut" waltz.moreless
  • Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration
    Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."moreless
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2016
    The Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, Vienna Boys Choir and Vienna State Ballet celebrate the New Year at Vienna's Musikverein with a concert that features Strauss family favorites. Julie Andrews hosts.
  • Andrea Bocelli: Cinema
    From the Dolby Theatre in L.A., Andrea Bocelli performs songs from such films as "Doctor Zhivago," "Love Story" and "The Godfather." He duets, via digital wizardry, with Ariana Grande on "E più ti penso" from "Once Upon a Time in America"; and, in person, Nicole Scherzinger on "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from "Evita." John Travolta, Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw and Andy Garcia also join him on stage to discuss the movies the songs are from.moreless
  • Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do
    A portrait of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who starred in "West Side Story," "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Chicago," among other iconic plays. The retrospective features remarks from Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence and Ben Vereen; archival performance footage; and newly filmed songs from Rivera's concert repertoire, including "A Boy Like That," "America," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "All That Jazz," and "Nowadays."moreless
  • Billy Elliot the Musical Live
    A West End production of the Elton John-Lee Hall musical about an English lad who skips boxing lessons in favor of ballet class. Liam Mower, the first to play Elliot on stage in the 2005, returns as Older Billy; and the finale features 25 current and former Billy Elliots.