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Air Date: Fri, Jan 22, 2021 9:00 PM
The Magic of Horowitz chronicles legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz's 1986 Russian homecoming for a sold-out concert of personal favorites, featuring commentary from his former manager Peter Gelb and virtuoso pianists Martha Argerich, Daniil Trifonov and Sophie Pacini.
Air Date: Fri, Jan 15, 2021 9:00 PM
This documentary examines the legacy of opera superstar Maria Callas detailing her 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House in Tosca. The program includes performance footage and insights from current stars Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais revealing why this performance cemented Callas’ place as one of opera’s finest voices of all time.
Air Date: Fri, Jan 1, 2021 8:00 PM
Ring in 2021 with host Hugh Bonneville as the Vienna Philharmonic performs a festive selection of Strauss family waltzes, under the baton of guest conductor Riccardo Muti. The program also features the Vienna State Ballet dancing on location from notable Vienna landmarks.
Air Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 8:30 PM
Captured in peak performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career, as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters “Aladdin” and “Mulan” from the Sydney Opera House.
Air Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Roundabout Theatre Company’s dazzling 2016 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn was captured live at the Roundabout’s Studio 54. Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway—as well as his fiancé and dance partner Lila—to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut. Jim’s luck takes a turn for the better when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a seasonal inn with show-stopping performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend, Ted, tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
Air Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2020 8:00 PM
GREAT PERFORMANCES Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles takes us through the history of the iconic musical Fiddler on the Roof, exploring its reach across time and cultures. This special features appearances by composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, actor Topol, as well as famous fans including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Air Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 9:00 PM
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant—and the growing competitive presence of a new generation of artists—Rothko takes on his greatest career challenge yet: to create a definitive series of paintings for the Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant in architect Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram Building.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 8:00 PM
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.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2020 8:00 PM
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.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 8:00 PM
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.
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