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.

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

In the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is a beloved music festival and serves as the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This concert features the BSO, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, John Williams and David Zinman. Performers include pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and vocalist James Taylor, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Premiered August 10, 2012
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Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies

Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies

The 12-year-old classical crossover prodigy follows her “Dream With Me In Concert” with a program of some of the most beautiful songs to come out of Hollywood. Jackie Evancho got her big break at just 10-years-old as a contestant on America’s Got Talent, where the breakout star finished in second place.

Premiered August 11, 2012
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San Francisco Symphony at 100

San Francisco Symphony at 100

The two-hour broadcast of the Centennial Season opening night gala is hosted by best-selling Bay Area author Amy Tan and features Tilson Thomas conducting the Orchestra and two of the leading artists of our time: legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor and the dynamic pianist Lang Lang performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major.

Premiered March 29, 2012
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Tony Bennett: Duets II

Tony Bennett: Duets II

Tony Bennett celebrates his 80th birthday by singing duets with today’s top stars, including Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Queen Latifah and many more.

Premiered January 26, 2012
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Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

Andrea Bocelli sings classical and personal favorites in the star-studded event in front of thousands of adoring fans. Including special guests Bryn Terfel, Ana Maria Martinez, Pretty Yende, Nicola Benedetti as well as David Foster, Chris Botti, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic and the Westminster Choir.

Premiered December 1, 2011
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Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Known for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side on location in New Orleans. Let Them Talk is Laurie’s personal journey into the blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. Watch Laurie’s full performance of the blues with guests Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, and Tom Jones.

Premiered September 29, 2011
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A Concert for New York

A Concert for New York

In remembrance and renewal, Great Performances broadcasts A Concert for New York , performed by the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert. It was taped the previous night at a free concert in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. NBC News special correspondent and author Tom Brokaw hosts.

Premiered September 10, 2011
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