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Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

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Now Streaming: Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas reflects on partnering with the Kennedy Center to perform a symphonic rendition of his album “Illmatic” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. National Symphony Orchestra Conductor Steven Reineke discusses branching out into hip-hop and rap for the first time as a classical orchestra conductor. Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas describes his experiences writing “Illmatic” in the projects of NYC and performing it twenty years later at the Kennedy Center. Two decades after the album’s release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas performs “One Love” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. Two decades after its release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the […]

GP at the Met: Norma

Meet the Cast of Norma

Meet the talented cast of Great Performances at the Met: Norma and take a look at the new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned.This opening performance of Great Performances at the Met Season 12 premieres nationwide Friday, January 26 at 9PM on PBS, with an encore on Sunday, January 28 at 12PM (check local listings). Notable […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

About the Concert

GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Nas Performing “Illmatic” With the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on February 2 on PBS Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

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Stream Great Performances – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! – featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances. An encore of the concert aired on Great Performances, Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9PM EST on PBS (check local listings). Taped at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall […]

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Stream From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2018 with new host Hugh Bonneville, best known as Robert, Earl of Grantham, in Masterpiece’s global phenomenon Downton Abbey. GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti.

GP at the Met: Norma

About the Opera

Great Performances at the Met: Norma Premieres nationwide Friday, January 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS Encore presentation Sunday, January 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met begins with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Norma stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titlular druid high […]

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee sing “The Prayer”

Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee sing “The Prayer” in an all-star concert honoring songwriter and producer David Foster. This special encore presentation celebrates Foster’s remarkable career achievements – including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades.