ODYSSEY: The Chamber Music Society in Greece
Friday, September 6 at 9 PM
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Ancient Greece – land of Homer, Aristotle, Sophocles and Plato – is commonly described as the birthplace of the Classical ideal. Celebrating this legacy, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) takes its world-class, high-spirited musicians to Greece, performing works that embody the essence of classical music.

In iconic settings like the First Ancient Theatre of Larissa, the historic Church of Pammegiston Taxiarchon at Pelion, and the newly opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, this remarkable ensemble performs pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, and the contemporary Greek-American composer George Tsontakis – culminating in a triumphant version of Mendelssohn’s Octet. The film also offers a sumptuous taste of Greece itself, exploring the history, mythology and ideas that have inspired classical music for centuries. It’s an Odyssey that classical music lovers won’t want to miss.

Produced in association with CMS and ERT: Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.

Read more about this adventure in a special Program Note from the producer.

CLASSICAL MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS

50 Years of Mostly Mozart
Originally aired Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9 PM
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Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates 50 years of memorable moments in classical music with both a look back and a look ahead. Signature performances of Mozart's first and last symphonies by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, led by music director Louis Langrée, and an early piano concerto performed by Richard Goode, anchor a program that also reminds us that the legacy of Mozart is alive and well, leading the adventurous toward fresh new possibilities.

Watch the complete world-premiere performance of David Lang's monumental work for 800 voices, the public domain, right here on PBS.org. High quality headphones or properly placed stereo speakers are recommended. Read what New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini had to say about the public domain.

Learn more about the Mostly Mozart Festival in the Program Notes.

New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve with Renée Fleming
Originally aired Monday, December 31, 2018

A New Year’s Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by new music director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming opera great Renée Fleming for a festive evening of music. From the waltzes of Johann Strauss II to musical pearls from Stephen Sondheim and film composer Alexandre Desplat, Fleming and the Philharmonic conjure all the elegance and sparkle of a night at the Ball. Kelli O’Hara hosts a night which also celebrates the 60th anniversary of Lincoln Center.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village
Originally aired Friday, September 9, 2016

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center takes to the road, performing in one of the country’s most beautiful historic sites: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky. Delivering a monumental performance of Copland's "Appalachian Spring," the ensemble draws poignant connections between life on the frontier, the art of making music, and the quest for transcendence in American life. (Available on pbs.org through September 9 only.)

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba
Originally aired Friday, December 16, 2016 (check local listings)

Nominated for the 2017 Emmy® Award for Best Musical Director, David Lai. In the spring of 2016, a delegation of performing artists embarked on a groundbreaking adventure – to the shores of Cuba, a historic gesture designed to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” One of the trip’s ambassadors was the celebrated violinist Joshua Bell. Joshua has now brought the magic of that cultural encounter back home to the U.S. He's joined by the celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Havana, Dave Matthews, and other special guests including the "Poet of Havana," Carlos Varela.

Learn more about this performance in the Program Notes.

PIPELINE

FROM "STARS IN CONCERT," SEASON TWO

FROM "STARS IN CONCERT," SEASON ONE

STARS IN CONCERT, SEASON ONE
Aired Spring 2018

Four of Broadway's brightest stars - Sutton Foster; Leslie Odom, Jr.; Stephanie J. Block; and Andrew Rannells - light up the stage in a series of solo concerts specially produced for Lincoln Center. Shot in the intimate Appel Room overlooking Central Park, these shows reveal new sides of their singular talents and feature delightful special guests.

Look out for Season Two of "Stars In Concert," starting Friday, May 10, featuring three more of Broadway's iconic leading ladies - Annaleigh Ashford, Cynthia Erivo, and Megan Hilty.

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Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration

Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and opera's finest honor the legendary American tenor.

Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop - Encore
Live From Lincoln Center

Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop - Encore

The critically acclaimed program featuring ballet's next generation returns to PBS.

Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul
Live From Lincoln Center

Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul

The 2014 Tony Award winner proves why he's one of Broadway's best-loved performers.

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Pipeline Education Guides

As a companion to February 8th's PBS premiere of Pipeline, CLICK HERE for an education guide, created by Lincoln Center Education.

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BONUS FEATURES AND PERFORMANCES

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Danny's Big Adventure

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New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma joins the New York Philharmonic for a festive evening of dance-inspired music.