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.
GREAT PERFORMANCES Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2020 is a starry tribute celebration of the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The program features archival music clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced, including Chicago, Public Enemy, Roberta Flack, Philip Glass, Isaac Hayes, John Prine and others.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards will honor five individuals or organizations doing outstanding work in a variety of fields to benefit the Hispanic and Latinx community in the United States and abroad. The evening will focus on biographical documentary shorts on each honoree to hear about their achievements and work in their own words, and musical performances from prominent Hispanic & Latinx artists.
On Great Performances: Now Hear This Becoming Mozart, violinist and conductor Scott Yoo invites piano phenomenon Stewart Goodyear to his Festival Mozaic in California. Goodyear will have to find the inspiration to play Mozart’s titanic 20th piano concerto as Mozart himself would have done it: directing the orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos.
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.
Orchestrating Change tells the inspiring story of the Me2 Orchestra, the only classical music organization in the world created by and for people with mental illness. One concert at a time, across New England, the orchestra is combating stigmas about mental illness, dispelling stereotypes and demonstrating what people with mental illness can accomplish while working together.
Great Performances: Now Hear This returns with violinist and conductor Scott Yoo leading more journeys of musical discovery throughout Europe. On the first episode, Haydn: King of Strings, Yoo explores the work of composer Joseph Haydn and discovers how he borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous Emperor Quartet.
Celebrate the father of rock-'n'-roll with legendary artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Jeff Lynne and more performing favorite songs by their self-proclaimed hero.
Travel on a spectacular visual journey through the wonders of America's first national park. Set to classical music from some of the world's best composers, the park's magnificent scenery and wildlife are showcased as they change through the seasons.
Join Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and more as they pay tribute to the legends who inspired them. Enjoy this intimate look at iconic female artists and their timeless music.
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