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.
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.
Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance.”
Recorded live at The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.
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.
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