A Celebration of Peace Through Music


Concert conductor Sir Gilbert Levine leads world-class orchestral and vocal ensembles in a moving musical tribute to the 2014 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis. Selections include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Verdi’s Messa Da Requiem and others. Special field pieces follow Levine as he travels to Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Washington, D.C. to show how music and spirit can unite our world.


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.


Around the World:
The Crane Candlelight Concert


Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, this concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. This year features Sibelius’ Karelia Suite, Op. 11; the Ukrainian melody “Carol of the Bells,” performed by the Candlelight Bell Choir; a rousing rendition of the Nigerian carol, “Betelehemu,” performed by the Crane West African Ensemble; “Mi Zeh Y’Maleil,” a Sephardic folksong performed by baritone Brady Walsh; and “Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker,” a Scandinavian carol arranged by the Crane School of Music’s own Dean, Michael Sitton.



Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances


For the first time, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER draws back the curtain on one of the world’s premier ballet academies — the School of American Ballet — with a presentation of the school’s 50th Annual Workshop Performance, taped in June 2014, featuring an all-Balanchine program. The workshop performances demonstrate the continuing tradition of excellence fostered at this prestigious ballet academy and showcase the talented dancers of the future.



Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years


The star-studded special celebrates the trailblazing music series’ 40th anniversary. With guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the two-hour program features memorable moments from the show’s remarkable run, anchored by some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the ACL stage for incredible performances. Highlights include performances by Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy and more performing in celebration of ACL’s legacy as an American music institution over the last four decades.



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