Music

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.

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration

Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, January 27 at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. The special event honored her legendary 50 plus years in music with an intimate, career-spanning live performance. Baez performed alongside a remarkable array of superstar artists including: David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, and Richard Thompson.

Premiered April 29, 2016
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The Dave Clark Five And Beyond

A look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. The film features newly filmed interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, ’60s fashion icon Twiggy, Sir Ian McKellen and more, all sharing their memories of The Dave Clark Five and the ’60s musical revolution.

Premiered April 8, 2014
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From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

Julie Andrews hosts the annual New Year’s Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic. Maestro Mariss Jansons will conduct the popular concert of melodies by the Strauss Family and their contemporaries. The the Vienna Boys’ Choir and soloists of the Vienna State Ballet also perform. January 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm (check local listings).

Premiered January 1, 2016
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Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

The superstar tenor celebrates some of the greatest celluloid songs and scores written by Italian and Hollywood composers. The concert special, filmed at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, reunites Andrea Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster. Hollywood luminaries John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia join Bocelli onstage to speak about the films from […]

Premiered November 27, 2015
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015

Led by guest conductor Zubin Mehta, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 12th open-air summer concert, this time with a distinctly Scandinavian flavor, in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The varied program includes favorites by Grieg, Sibelius and Lumbye. The concert soloist is the internationally acclaimed Austrian piano virtuoso Rudolf Buckbinder.

Premiered August 28, 2015
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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert

The start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor’s close colleagues: his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, each singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires. The inaugural concert was filmed in September 2014.

Premiered May 29, 2015 | Video expires May 28, 2018

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
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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