concert

Carpenters:
Close to You

The Carpenters: Close to You

This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business. It features their top hits, including “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” “Top of the World,” “For All We Know,” “Superstar,” “Yesterday Once More,” “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017

 

Led by German pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 14th annual open-air concert from Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. In a program inspired by fairy tales and myths, soprano Renée Fleming performs arias from two operas by Antonin Dvořák as well as three songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sam Smith / Future Islands

 

Sam Smith

 

ACL features pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith sings “Stay with Me” and from his debut release. Future Islands features their single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” as well as other tunes from their album Singles.

 

 

Future Islands

 

NA MELE
Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr.

 

Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawaii studio, sat down with their instruments, and began to play. George, with his mellow slack key guitar and soothing voice, performing alongside Richard, with his never ending smile and his beautiful falsetto, offered song after song, with talk story in-between. This impromptu concert can only be described as pure joy.

 

Paul Simon
The Concert in Hyde Park

 

Join the singer-songwriter on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park. Song selections include: “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.”

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
James Bay / Rhiannon Giddens

 

Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut album Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn.

 

The National Memorial Day Concert

 

Hawai‘i’s own Auli‘i Cravalho, star of Disney’s Moana, is scheduled to open this year’s National Memorial Day Concert on PBS with a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The concert will be broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

 

Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna will co-host. Actor Gary Sinise will present a 75th anniversary salute to the Doolittle Raiders, the aviators who changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.

 

 

The all-star line-up for the event includes: General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); Renée Fleming; Vanessa Williams; Scotty McCreery; John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting; John Ortiz; Christopher Jackson; Ana Ortiz; Ronan Tynan; and Russell Watson, in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly.

 

This program will encore later in the evening at Sun., May 28, 9:00 pm

 

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