Regional Performance

Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden - In Memoriam to Pete Seeger. Watch Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In memoriam to Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 - Jan. 27, 2014), Great Performances looks back to his milestone 90th birthday concert in 2009, when a multi-generational roster of artists shaped by Seeger’s vision gathered at Madison Square Garden to celebrate with him.

Jan 28th, 2014 | Comments

Twilight: Los Angeles - About the Production

With the recent passing of Rodney King and in the 20th anniversary year of the Los Angeles riots, Great Performances presents an encore presentation of Anna Deveare Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles Friday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Jun 25th, 2012 | Comments

Let Me Down Easy - About the Production

Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith in her signature one person performance style, the play examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of our current national debate on health care.

Dec 21st, 2011 | Comments

Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin - About the Concert

“An American in Paris,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Hancock’s improvisation on a Gershwin standard fill the bill.

Dec 20th, 2011 | Comments

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - About the Concert

The concert includes special guest appearances by legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas and fellow blues enthusiast Sir Tom Jones.

Aug 31st, 2011 | Comments

A Concert for New York - About the Program

In remembrance of 9/11, the New York Philharmonic performs led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, taped the previous night at a free concert in Avery Fisher Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Aug 17th, 2011 | Comments

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3 - About the Concert

Bill Murray hosts a two hour program of highlights from the marathon event, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago’s Toyota Park.

May 4th, 2011 | Comments

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert - About the Program

Taped at Sarasota’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the program, co-hosted by David Foster, celebrates the release of her first full-length solo album.

May 4th, 2011 | Comments

Anna Deavere Smith's "Let Me Down Easy" - Production Announcement

Conceived, written and performed by Smith, the production – exploring the health care system and the way our bodies carry us through life – marks the actress, playwright, and author’s third play on PBS, to air on Great Performances 2011-2012.

Mar 1st, 2011 | Comments
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