Find out why the Broadway musical has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds.
From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, and from Fanny Brice to Barbra Streisand, the film explores the phenomenon of how Jewish-American songwriters created a uniquely American art form
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration, featuring many of the iconic artists identified with the fete, will air on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances Friday, August 10 at 9 p.m. ET as part of the PBS Arts Summer Festival (check local listings). Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved […]
Featuring music selections ranging from the 1944 ballet Fancy Free through West Side Story (1957) to the composer’s final opera A Quiet Place (1983), this excerpt of the concert offers a virtual sound portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s life. This Great Performances episode featuring the San Francisco Symphony and its conductor Michael Tilson Thomas received an […]
Michael Tilson Thomas MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS made his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 1974 and was appointed its Music Director in September 1995. A Los Angeles native, he studied piano with John Crown and composition and conducting with Ingolf Dahl at the University of Southern California and has worked with Stravinsky, Boulez, […]
Opera stars Dawn Upshaw and Thomas Hampson, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Broadway’s Christine Ebersole join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Thirteen/WNET New York’s GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS (check local listings). Airing in […]
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