Classical Music

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel on Verdi’s Requiem, Plus Primer

LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel can describe Verdi’s Requiem as passionately as he conducts it. “The theatrical elements of this piece is incredible,” says the famous conductor in this interview with rehearsal footage. Using his hands, singing, growls and poetic descriptions, Dudamel conveys the intense emotions of Verdi’s Requiem in this excerpt from Great […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

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Set in the Vienna palace garden, the Vienna Philharmonic program celebrates Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday with piano virtuoso Lang Lang and symphonic poems by Berlioz and Strauss.

Star-Spangled Spectacular

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John Lithgow hosts Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem, a live broadcast from Baltimore, Maryland, on September 13, 2014.

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s acclaimed performance under the stars in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth interspersed with archival footage. In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in California. […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014

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Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the fifth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim from Vienna’s Musikverein. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014, featuring the melodies of the Strauss family composers and their contemporaries, will air live on Great […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014

Famous Sites in Vienna

The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, introduced millions of Americans to Austria’s Alpine landscape and the charming streets, palaces and convent in Salzburg. More recently, Andrews has helped spotlight landmarks of Vienna, Austria’s capital and largest city, in the New Year’s Day broadcast, From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration. This year marks Andrews’ fifth […]

40th Anniversary Celebration

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Throughout its 40-year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers nationwide with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts. In celebration of this extraordinary legacy on the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary on PBS, a stellar roster of diverse alumni gather to share their personal stories of […]

From Vienna: The New Year’’s Celebration 2013

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Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel leads the fifth annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s gala concert revolves around the works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both of whom would have celebrated their 200th birthday this year, and features German […]

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013

About the Concert

Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel leads the fifth annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 concert to be telecast on Great Performances,Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s gala concert revolves around the works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both of whom would have celebrated their 200th birthday this year, and features German Canadian […]