In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—dedicated its entire 2018 season to the iconic composer, conductor, performer, educator and humanitarian.
Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.
We’re so excited to feature selections from Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood along with some special songs from Bernstein family members Jamie and Alexander Bernstein. Coincidentally, the siblings chose two of the same songs: “To What You Said” and “Chichester Psalms,” the former of which is an extremely autobiographical piece. Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein […]
Premieres Friday, January 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Great Performances: Doubt from the Minnesota Opera is a new opera based on playwright John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed 2005 Broadway play, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated 2008 film. This first-time collaboration between Stanley and composer Douglas J. Cuomo is a […]
Screen Legend Shirley MacLaine to Receive Career Achievement Honor at AARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP The Magazine will be broadcast on Great Performances, premiering on PBS in February Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced today. MacLaine […]
Celebrate the 25th anniversary Ingénue, the critically acclaimed and GRAMMY®-award winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang with a one-night-only performance from the magnificent Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Features music director Franz Welser-Möst and Lang Lang at Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra Premieres Friday, January 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Streams beginning January 12 on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps. Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration commemorates the centennial of the orchestra’s founding with a gala concert conducted […]
Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet. Starring Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer.
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.
Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk sing “A Boy Like That/I Have A Love” from “West Side Story”. Great Performances: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood Premieres Friday, December 28 on PBS to Honor the 100th Birthday of Music Legend Leonard Bernstein.