Classical Music

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert

Highlights

In support of the release of Dream with Me, Great Performances presents Jackie Evancho in a solo concert that fully reveals the complete range and depth of this spectacular young talent. Watch highlights from the solo concert debut of the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinary soprano voice.

Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic

Full Episode

On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall commemorated its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and special guests pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald. Watch the full concert here on the Great Performances […]

About the Opera

Gluck’s rarely performed masterpiece, Iphigenie en Tauride, starring Susan Graham, Placido Domingo and Paul Groves, will air on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Patrick Summers conducts the revival of the Metropolitan Opera’s much-lauded production by Stephen Wadsworth.

Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic

About the Concert

On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall will commemorate its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and special guests pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma,  violinist Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald. Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert — featuring the […]

About the Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo will air on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 3 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). The production is conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and is starring Roberto Alagna, Marina Poplavskaya, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Simon Keenlyside, and Eric Halfvarson.

Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends

Jackie Evancho performs “O Mio Babbino Caro”

In a clip from Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends, Jackie Evancho, the 10 year old opera singer who first appeared on America’s Got Talent, performs Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” from the opera Gianni Schicchi. Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends airs throughout March 2011 on PBS (check local listings).

Peter & the Wolf

Introduction

Breakthru Films Peter and the Wolf airs Wednesday December 8th at 8pm (check local listings). Sergei Prokofiev’s fanciful musical tale “Peter and the Wolf” is given new life in this innovative new animated interpretation, which won the 2008 Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. “Oldies will remember the work from school music lessons,” wrote London’s […]

Introduction

San Francisco Ballet makes the beloved Nutcracker its own, resetting it during the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition and introducing Dance in America viewers to the dazzling Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan. Recorded in December 2007 by KQED Public Television to help commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary, the work is choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi […]

Celebración! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil with Juan Diego Flórez

Preview the Concert

THIRTEEN’s Great Performances spotlights the October 7 opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes hosts the broadcast. The program will air Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

Full Episode

Watch the full 90 minute concert of Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. Learn more about Pierre Boulez on the Deutsche Grammophon Web site.