Music

The New York Philharmonic teams up with stars to perform music we love from Italian cinema on La Dolce Vita and our country’s greatest singers talk shop and perform on American Voices with Renée Fleming. Enjoy a preview of Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert!

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert

The concert of her Grammy-nominated album features Lennox’s takes on iconic American compositions by such artists as Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as she pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, interpreting compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own.

Premiered April 3, 2015 | Video expires April 30, 2015

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro

Mark Morris’s signature work comes to television for the first time, hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris garnered international fame for this piece, set to George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with poetry by Milton. This performance was filmed July 2014 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain.

Premiered March 27, 2015 | Video expires March 26, 2018

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, selections include music by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, performed by the New York Philharmonic and featuring Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban. The concert includes video projection with animated graphics and film clips related to the films La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in the West, Il Postino and more.

Premiered February 27, 2015 | Video expires February 28, 2018

American Voices with Renée Fleming

At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, world-renowned American opera singer Renée Fleming convenes a festival of special guests to celebrate the diverse range of America’s vocal artistry. Young artists receive one-on-one mentoring from respected singers including Ben Folds, Dianne Reeves, Sutton Foster, Eric Owens, Kim Burrell and Alison Krauss. Also see performances by Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling, and Norm Lewis.

Premiered January 9, 2015 | Video expires January 9, 2018

Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby

Michael Bublé, Mary J. Blige, and Cee-Lo Green are among guest stars joining singer Rod Stewart’s first holiday special, along with a special virtual duet with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.

Premiered November 26, 2012
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Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Hosted by Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and more. Featuring 19 arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of Great Performances at the Met broadcasts.

Premiered November 29, 2014
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Star-Spangled Spectacular

John Lithgow hosts an evening of live performances celebrating the bicentennial of our nation with co-host Jordin Sparks. With Kristin Chenoweth; Melissa Etheridge; mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery; Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town; vocal sensations Pentatonix; singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson; Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers; the Grammy Award-winning band Train; the Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and more.

Premiered September 13, 2014