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.

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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Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium

Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium

“Piano Man” Billy Joel sings his favorite hits and many others with special guests Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, and Sir Paul McCartney. Chosen as the last rock act to play the venue, Billy Joel staged his “Last Play at Shea” concerts on July 16 and July 18, 2008, rocking a combined audience of 110,000 fans.

Premiered March 6, 2011
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler’s 7th

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been hailed as one of the finest international orchestras since its founding in 1891. One of Chicago’s most popular conductors, Pierre Boulez is a composer, conductor, tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical and intellectual figures of our time. Boulez first conducted the CSO four decades ago, in 1969.

Premiered October 26, 2010
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