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Air Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 10:30 PM
The LA Philharmonic’s gala celebration of John Williams’ peerless achievements reunites him with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance features Williams’ noted compositions, including themes from Schindler’s List and Star Wars.
Air Date: Fri, Jan 1, 2016 7:00 PM
Julie Andrews hosts a traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The program features Strauss Family waltzes and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.
Air Date: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 9:00 PM
The Vienna Philharmonic performs their annual open-air summer concert from the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Zubin Mehta conducts, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist in works by Grieg, Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss II.
Air Date: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 8:00 PM
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber of Seville. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid score, which features some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in opera.
Air Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 9:00 PM
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to television, with performances by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her African American chauffeur. The twosome’s unlikely friendship evolves during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era.
Air Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 8:00 PM
Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Franz Lehár’s effervescent operetta. Soprano Renée Fleming adds a new character to her Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed millionairess.