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
See Renée Fleming and Russia’s greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia.Premiered September 1, 2010
Great Performances marks the first anniversary of the passing of one of opera’s most cherished voices with Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias. Combining archival and rarely seen performance footage with fresh reminiscences by friends and colleagues, the 90-minute musical feast offers a concise yet compelling look at the tenor’s meteoric career trajectory.
Supplementing the concert sequences are behind-the-scenes documentary segments, offering an intimate portrait of the Canadian singing sensation leading up to his landmark MSG concert.
Everyone’s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Great Performances superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics airing on Thanksgiving night. Showcasing Bocelli’s unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements infused with the distinctive Foster touch.
When Pete Seeger turned 90 in May 2009, a multi-generational roster of artists whose music has been shaped by Seeger’s vision gathered to celebrate his achievements. With Richie Havens, Joan Baez and many more.Premiered July 30, 2009
A once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert covering the solo artists’ short-lived Blind Faith collaboration.
In October 2008, Stevie Wonder performed to a packed house at London’s O2 Arena, pulling out all the hits during his tour-de-force concert performance.
The broadcast is led by noted French conductor Bertrand de Billy, directing the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Tenors Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón join soprano Anna Netrebko in the evening of highlights from such favorite works as The Merry Widow, Land of Smiles and El Gato Montes.