Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil

Natalie Portman hosts the gala opening night concert and Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a tribute to John Williams, the prolific film composer. Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director conducts.

Premiered July 24, 2015
Video expires July 23, 2018

Driving Miss Daisy

Race relations in America, told through a complex relationship between a widow and her chauffeur. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, a 2010 hit on Broadway, comes to television with five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively.  Actor Boyd Gaines (a four-time Tony Award winner) reprises his Broadway role as Boolie Werthan.

Premiered July 17, 2015
Video expires July 16, 2018

GP at the Met: Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle

Valery Gergiev conducts the double bill, which is a co-production with Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera. Anna Netrebko stars as the title character in Iolanta, with Piotr Beczala and Aleksei Markov as Vaudémont and Robert, two rivals for her love. Nadja Michael sings the central role of Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, with Mikhail Petrenko as her mysterious and menacing new husband.

Premiered July 12, 2015

Twilight: Los Angeles

When Anna Deavere Smith’s drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Not only did Smith capture the tumultuous aftermath of the Rodney King trial verdict, she created a searing, innovative and truly American piece of theater.

Premiered June 29, 2012

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert

The start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor’s close colleagues: his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, each singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires. The inaugural concert was filmed in September 2014.

Premiered May 29, 2015
Video expires May 28, 2018