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Air Date: Fri, May 8, 2020 8:30 PM
Celebrate the centennial of this landmark orchestra with “La Valse” by Ravel, Stravinsky’s “Firebird” and more led by three renowned LA Phil conductors: Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and current music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.
Air Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 8:00 PM
Great Performances at The Met delights audiences with productions featuring the world’s leading stars of opera.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2020 9:30 PM
A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, “My Friend Fela” is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, “Birth of Afrobeat,” tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 10:00 PM
From modern art to beading and leather work to drumming, and music, we’ll follow Native American artists with a connection to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming through their creative process. These artists explain how their art connects them to their tribal past, present, and future.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 10:00 PM
More than four dozen world-renowned artists come together for an International Jazz Day celebration in Havana, Cuba, culminating in an all-star concert. Featuring performances by Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Chucho Valdes and more.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 6, 2019 9:30 PM
Sway with LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the orchestra in an evening of Argentinian music, including works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin.
Air Date: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 11:00 PM
Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut album Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Michael Mayer’s new production follows courtesan Violetta Valéry, who knows she will die soon and wishes to leave her professional life for a chance at love.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Watch Verdi’s grand opera featuring his most celebrated arias. Starring vocal powerhouses Anna Netrebko in the title role and Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris as they go toe to toe in this love story set in ancient Egypt. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Air Date: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Luciano Pavarotti brought opera to the masses with “Nessun dorma”. In this concert, he performs that hit, along with arias from La Bohème, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini, including “Mamma” and “O Sole Mio;” and duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.
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