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.

Star-Spangled Spectacular

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

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

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
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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

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

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: 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
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Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

The legendary Barbra Streisand gives a historic homecoming concert in Brooklyn, her first concert in six years. She performs her trademark classics, rarer older material and selections from more recent albums alongside special guests trumpeter Chris Botti, son Jason Gould, and the Italian trio Il Volo.

Premiered November 29, 2013
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40th Anniversary Celebration

40th Anniversary Celebration

Great Performances has provided viewers an unparalleled showcase of the best of the performing arts. On the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary on PBS, a stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories of what Great Performances has meant to them, with performances by Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin and Take 6, Met Opera star Elīna Garanča and Michael Bublé.

Premiered October 18, 2013
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