Classical Music

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2012

Selections from the Concert

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the third time to host the merry annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Mariss Jansons from Vienna’s Musikverein. This is Jansons’ second time at the podium of this much cherished event. The famed Vienna Boys’ Choir will add their celestial voices […]

About the Concert

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock launched the LA Phil’s 2011/12 season with a sparkling George Gershwin gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall in September. “This is the first time as a professional musician that I’ll be playing a piece that’s essentially classical music with jazz overtones […]

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2012

About the Program

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the third time to host the merry annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Mariss Jansons from Vienna’s Musikverein. This is Jansons’ second time at the podium of this much cherished event. The famed Vienna Boys’ Choir will add their celestial voices […]

The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet

About the Program

John Neumeier — director and chief choreographer for Hamburg Ballet — blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle into a unique interpretation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. With choreography, sets, costumes, and lighting, all by Neumeier, this ballet—as much theater as it is dance—takes the dancers into deep emotional terrain. The acclaimed production of […]

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

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“Star singer Andrea Bocelli dazzled thousands with his signature brand of pop and opera on a cold, wet night in New York City’s Central Park, which will be etched in his memory as an important career milestone.” So it was reported by Reuters news agency a day after the historic event which saw the tenor […]

A Concert for New York

Full Episode

Watch A Concert for New York , performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 , led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, taped the previous night at a free concert in Avery Fisher Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center. Hosted by NBC News special correspondent and author Tom […]

A Concert for New York

Watch the Unedited Concert

Watch an unedited version of the program on the Great Performances Web Site.

A Concert for New York

About the Program

UPDATE: Due to the presidential address, the broadcast time of the concert on 9/11 has been changed to 9:30 p.m. In remembrance and renewal, THIRTEEN’S Great Performances will broadcast A Concert for New York , performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 , led by Music Director […]

About the Concert

Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s theme revolves around “Virtuoso Pictures,” as exemplified by the works of Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, Modest Mussorgsky, and Johann Strauss. The concert […]

Rigoletto from Mantua

“La Donna e Mobile”

In this clip from Rigoletto from Mantua, a filmic adaptation of the opera starring Placido Domingo,  tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the womanizing Duke of Mantua sings the well known classic canzone, “La Donna e Mobile,” known as showcase for operatic tenors. Rigoletto from Mantua airs July 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local […]