Music

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! sizzles with the artistic chemistry of its two stars performing Great American Songbook classics. See the full episode or a favorite clip. Bennett’s first collaboration with Lady Gaga, was on his Great Performances: Duets II program in 2011.

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

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The concert celebrates Richard Strauss and features piano virtuoso Lang Lang.

Premiered August 22, 2014
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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass with soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).

Premiered August 1, 2014 | Video expires July 31, 2017

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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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Great Performances presents a special encore of highlights from 1992’s star-studded concert tribute to the pop music icon at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

The concert gathered an amazing Who’s Who of performers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dylan’s groundbreaking debut album from 1962, Bob Dylan.

Premiered March 1, 2014
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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

This is the first-ever live performance of these musicians to be broadcast on television. Hear songs from Martin and Brickell’s Grammy-nominated album “Love Has Come For You” (the title song won in the “American Roots Song” category), as well as music from Martin’s Grammy-nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, “Rare Bird Alert,” and his Grammy Award-winning album “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo.”

Premiered March 7, 2014
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Sting: The Last Ship

Sting and ensemble perform songs from his new album and Broadway-bound musical, recorded live at The Public Theater in New York City. Drawing upon his memories growing up in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in the North East of England, Sting provides a glimpse into the play’s narrative through the songs on the new album, inspired by the story of “The Last Ship.”

Premiered February 21, 2014 | Video expires February 20, 2016