Song

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Sinatra: Voice for a Century

 

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra with a star-studded concert event featuring Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters and Sting. Seth MacFarlane hosts.

 

PBS HAWAII: Celebrating 50 Years with Songs of Aloha

 

Encore

 

Robert Cazimero states, “It’s a testament to a time gone by, that really might not be seen again.” Jon de Mello, Owner and CEO of Mountain Apple Company, says, “This show is the top of Hawaiian music in the 20th century.”

 

Robert Cazimero and Jon de Mello are referring to Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, a program originally broadcast to a national PBS audience in the year 2000 that gathered some of Hawaii’s brightest stars on one stage: The Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Willie K, O’Brian Eselu, Makaha Sons, Jake Shimabukuro, Na Leo, Hapa, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui and the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. On Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, to commemorate 50 years of public television in Hawaii, PBS Hawaii will bring back this historic treasure as PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years With Songs of Aloha. Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and co-host Robert Cazimero as PBS Hawaii presents a timeless program that captures a magical moment of Hawaiian music and dance.

 

Original air date: Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 pm

 

Burt Bacharach & Hal David:
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

 

Enjoy a star-studded tribute to the songwriting team who penned such classic tunes as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” “Walk on By” and “Alfie.” Among the artists paying tribute to Bacharach and David are Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett and Arturo Sandoval.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Bryan Adams in Concert


With his husky vocal sound, native Canadian singer Bryan Adams has had a hugely successful career, selling over 100 million records. Adams rose to fame with his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbors album included the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. This special captures Adams during his current world tour, singing all the hits and audience favorites of his three-decade career.

 

Nā Mele

Traditions in Hawaiian Song. PBS Hawai‘i conceived and developed Nā Mele to preserve Hawai‘i’s extraordinary music in its purest form – live and impromptu – as performed by some of our Islands’ best talent.

Michael Feinstein
at the Rainbow Room

 

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein headlines this all-star evening with performances by Tony winner and Emmy-nominated artist Christine Ebersole; American Idol sensation Jessica Sanchez; dynamic tap duo, the Manzari Brothers; Oscar-nominated actor June Squibb; and some surprises. The performers take the stage at the famed Rainbow Room, the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub, where stars were born and legends perform, following its recent grand re-opening.

 

 

To Breathe as One

 

Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world. Explore the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate, as they discover the unique role that music has played for Estonians for over 150 years, as an integral force in maintaining strength and identity for a people who have faced cultural genocide more than once.

 

 

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