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Air Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 9:00 PM
The landmark tenth season of the Peabody Award-winning Art in the Twenty-First Century television series—the longest-running television series on contemporary art—features twelve artists and one collective are presented across three episodes, charting artmaking in London, Beijing, and regions around the United States-Mexico border. “Beijing” features: Guan Xiao, Liu Xiaodong, Song Dong & Yin Xiuzhen, and Xu Bing
Air Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 9:00 PM
Art in the Twenty-First Century is back with profiles of creators responding to the places they live and work, and how they engage with the world around them. This first episode visits London, where we see how British history and modern upheaval collide in the works of today's London artists.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Experience Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet, choreographer by Kenneth MacMillan. Set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, the ballet was filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest, Hungary, evoking old Verona, Italy. William Bracewell and Francesca Hayward star in the title roles.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 22, 2020 8:00 PM
GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell presents an intimate recital from his home in upstate New York, featuring guest artists Larisa Martínez, Jeremy Denk, Peter Dugan and Kamal Khan.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 15, 2020 8:00 PM
Experience artist William Kentridge’s interpretation of Berg’s tragic opera set in an apocalyptic pre-World War I environment. Peter Mattei stars in the title role. Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 15, 2020 7:30 PM
This four-part series features the best arts and culture reporting from PBS NewsHour’s CANVAS arts segments. Each episode is built around a specific theme using artist profiles and first person narrative segments to explore the idea. Among those featured are Lin Manuel Miranda, Bruce Springsteen, Reba McEntire, Adrienne Moore and Joan Baez.
Air Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2020 10:30 PM
Mark Cohen, who honed his craft at Royal Shakespeare Company affiliate Guildhall, performs a one man show of Shakespeare’s most intriguing characters in San Francisco.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 8, 2020 8:00 PM
Rowan LeCompte: A Life in Light profiles the late, world-renowned stained glass artist best known for his work in the Washington National Cathedral, spanning 70 years of artistic commission. This film traces LeCompte’s trajectory from a determined teenager who found his life’s calling in the possibilities of color and light to an octogenarian with an unstoppable vision of what stained glass can do.
Air Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2020 8:00 PM
Celebrate Chicago’s vibrant musical culture with performances by Renée Fleming, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller, rap artist Lupe Fiasco, folk legend John Prine, pop and gospel singer Michelle Williams and world-renowned tenor Matthew Polezani.
Air Date: Sat, Jul 18, 2020 8:00 PM
Enjoy this classic American folk opera that brings 1920s Charleston to life with a beloved score from George Gershwin in a new production directed by James Robinson. Eric Owens and Angel Blue star in the title roles and David Robertson conducts.