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
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
Eric Clapton and a slew of legendary guitar gods descend on Chicago for the 3rd Crossroads Guitar Festival.Premiered June 5, 2011
The star runner up of America’s Got Talent, ten-year-old Jackie Evancho sings songs from her upcoming album “Dream With Me”, hosted by “hitman” David Foster.Premiered May 31, 2011
On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall commemorated its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic and special guests Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, and Audra McDonald. Hear the works of Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Dvorak, and Gershwin.
Taped in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater, the concert features Connick’s big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.Premiered March 1, 2011
Music “hitman” David Foster returns to Las Vegas with a showstopping show jam packed with special guests including Seal, Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.Premiered March 8, 2011
“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
Florez and Dudamel, close friends off the concert stage, developed the special lineup of bel canto arias and popular Latin American canciones by Rossini, Granda, Lara, Moncayo, Grever, Gutierrez and Marquez for this opening night gala of the LA Philharmonic, hosted by Eva Mendes.
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