Before Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and starred in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which went on to win five Tony Awards. This documentary follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers.
An interactive concert that invites both classical music novices and seasoned aficionados to hear and appreciate details in Igor Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite. The program is hosted and conducted by George Marriner Maull, who explains Stravinsky’s unusual composition and orchestration techniques.
Take an intoxicating musical journey to today’s Cuba where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration. This performance-documentary also features evocative performance segments hosted by the Grammy-winning Raúl Malo of The Mavericks. Performers include Eliades Ochoa; singer Ivette Cepeda; Sweet Lizzy Project, a modern pop band; and jazz maestro Roberto Fonseca.
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.
PBS HAWAIʻI, in partnership with the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, features Words, Earth & Aloha: The Source of Hawaiian Music, one of ten documentary films by Eddie and Myrna Kamae. The late Eddie Kamae and his wife Myrna created films to perpetuate Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage for future generations.
Richard Ho‘opi‘i and George Kahumoku Jr. walked into the PBS Hawai‘i 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.
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.
Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi and Matt Sproat of the acclaimed Hawaiian music group Waipuna present their interpretation of Hawaiian music, accompanied by hula dancer Jaimie Kennedy. From “Malama Mau Hawai‘i,” a selection from Waipuna’s first album, to “E Mau Ke Aloha,” composed by David’s father, Dennis Kamakahi, Waipuna will take you through a joyful musical cycle.
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, a native of New Orleans, grew up playing music in the Treme neighborhood. He was leading his own band by the age of six and released his first album when he was only 16.
Enjoy an hour of modern rock with Arctic Monkeys and Wild Child. Sheffield’s Monkeys perform songs from their acclaimed album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Austin’s Wild Child plays cuts from their latest album Expectations.
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