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Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera sings her favorite songs in Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do; Andrea Bocelli sings songs from his album Cinema, and Season 10 of Great Performances at the Met begins with Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring Anna Netrebko.

will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special
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International superstar will.i.am performs from London’s historic Royal Albert Hall in a one-night-only concert event. The Grammy-, Emmy- and Latin Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer reunites with members of the Black Eyed Peas on stage for the first time in over six years, plus special guests Pia Mia, Eva Simons and Lydia Lucy (“The Voice […]

Premiered April 20, 2018 | Video expires April 12, 2021

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
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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 […]

Premiered February 2, 2018 | Video expires February 22, 2021

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!
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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 4, 2020

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration

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, […]

Premiered January 1, 2018
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The Moody Blues: Days Of Future Passed Live

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 […]

Premiered November 25, 2017
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Hitman: David Foster & Friends

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 […]

Premiered November 25, 2017
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GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends 2017™

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends 2017™
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This year’s distinguished honorees at the GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends™ are Thom Bell, Nina Simone, The Velvet Underground, Jimmie Rodgers, Ralph S. Peer, Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Mo Ostin, Charley Pride and Sly Stone. Live performances by Russell Thompkins Jr., Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, John Cale Band with Maureen “Moe” Tucker, Dwight Yoakam, Catherine Russell and […]

Premiered October 13, 2017 | Video expires October 13, 2020

Havana Time Machine

Havana Time Machine
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GREAT PERFORMANCES and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES present Havana Time Machine. Singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks explores his Cuban heritage in this breakthrough performance documentary. Eliades Ochoa, Ivette Cepeda, Roberto Fonseca, and the Sweet Lizzy Project join the music star in an historical and musical journey through present-day Cuba.

Premiered October 6, 2017 | Video expires October 6, 2021