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.
Japanese composer, classically-trained pianist, and leader of the rock group X Japan, Yoshiki Hayashi has sold more than 50 million records to both rock and classical music fans worldwide. This special presents selections from his sold-out 2017 New York City concerts featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.
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.