The PBS Arts Summer Festival expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly series and new original online content that takes viewers across the country and around the world.
Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”) will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival, which begins Friday, June 29, 2012.
Mariachi High - June 29th
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - July 6th
Tales from a Ghetto Klown - July 13th
Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony - July 20th
Havana, Havana! - July 27th
The Barnes Collection - August 3rd
Great Performances: Tanglewood - August 10th
Watch Summer Arts Festival Preview: KSO presents Joyce DiDonato on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.
Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Airdate(s): 7/20/2012 - 9:00 - 10:00 PM
(Check your local PBS station for complete broadcast information)