Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

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, DC, 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 and nostalgia of this collaborative performance.

Premieres February 2, 2018 at 9PM

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

The Emmy-nominated, live concert of Great American Songbook classics from their chart-topping collaborative jazz album, featuring classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances.

Premiered October 24, 2014
Video expires February 2, 2018

GP at the Met: Norma

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 priestess, opposite Joyce DiDonato as Norma’s new rival and Joseph Calleja as her unfaithful lover – a casting dream for bel canto fans.

Encore January 28, 2018
Premieres January 26, 2018 at 9PM

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration

GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. This year’s program welcomes new host Hugh Bonneville, best known as the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley in Masterpiece’s global phenomenon, Downton Abbey, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy nominations.

Premiered January 1, 2018

The Moody Blues: Days Of Future Passed Live

GREAT PERFORMANCES captures The Moody Blues in performance at Toronto’s Sony Centre during their 2017 “Days of Future Passed” tour. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their landmark album, The Moody Blues took to the road to perform the entire LP live. The concert special showcases the band in performance for the first time with a full orchestra in a spectacle that recreates their pioneering concept album.

Premiered November 25, 2017

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS (check local listings)   A chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the biggest hits in popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades.  In this special encore presentation, Foster’s remarkable achievements—including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades—are celebrated in an all-star concert from the stage of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Notable Talent: Performances by: Andrea Bocelli Josh Groban Michael Bublé Kenny Babyface Edmonds Boz Skaggs Kenny G Peter Cetera Brian McKnight Blake Shelton Cheryl Lynn Charice Katharine ...

Premiered November 25, 2017