Great Performances - Season 45

PBS Premiered Nov 04, 1972 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148
    Michael Bublé performs his biggest hits, including "Home" and "Haven't Met You Yet."
  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love is Here to Stay
    Tony Bennett and Diana Krall honor the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Among the selections: "Love Is Here to Stay"; and "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
  • Harold Prince: The Director's Life
  • John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music
    A U.K. production of the beloved musical about the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.
  • An American in Paris The Musical
  • Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018
    An all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John Williams, New Orleans funk band the Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards.
  • The Chris Botti Band in Concert
    Trumpeter Chris Botti performs with vocalists Sy Smith and Victoria Swift, and violinist Caroline Campbell. Selections include "The Look of Love," "Cinema Paradiso" and "When I Fall in Love."
  • Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2018
    The Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, featuring conductor Valery Gergiev and soprano Anna Netrebko.
  • Chicago Voices
    Chicago Voices
    Episode 10
    A celebration of Chicago's vibrant music, featuring performances by Renee Fleming, Broadway's Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, singer-songwriter John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams, and tenor Matthew Polenzani.
  • Ellis Island: The Dream of America With Pacific Symphony
    Experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.
  • The Opera House
    The Opera House
    Episode 8
    The rich history of the Met Opera's Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City are recalled. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met's general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.
  • Movies for Grownups Awards With AARP The Magazine
    Alan Cumming hosts the 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, which honors actors, directors and writers who brought compelling stories to life on the silver screen. Also: Helen Mirren receives the Career Achievement Award. From the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
  • Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
    Nas performs a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album "Illmatic" with the National Symphony Orchestra.
  • From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2018
    Riccardo Muti leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a New Year's celebration at Vienna's Musikverein. The concert features Strauss family favorites and the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. Hugh Bonneville hosts.
  • The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live
    The Moody Blues perform their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album, including "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon," at Toronto's Sony Centre, where they're accompanied by a full orchestra. The concert also features "Your Wildest Dreams," "Question" and "Ride My See-Saw."
  • Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical
    A performance of Irving Berlin's classic musical about romance at a seasonal inn in Connecticut. Songs include Songs include "Easter Parade" and "White Christmas."
  • Indecent
    Episode 3
    A performance of Paula Vogel's play about the passion to create theatre, even in the most difficult circumstances.
  • Noel Coward's Present Laughter
    Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.