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.

Hitman: David Foster & Friends 2014

Hitman: David Foster & Friends 2014

Multiple Grammy-winning writer and producer David Foster has produced hits with everyone from Natalie Cole to Celine Dion, from Barbra Streisand to the Corrs, Madonna to Chicago. He has also overseen such blockbuster soundtracks as The Bodyguard, Footloose and Ghostbusters.

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Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Maestro: Portrait of Valery Gergiev

Russian dynamo Valery Gergiev — world-famous conductor and tireless promoter of his nation’s rich musical heritage — sits for his GREAT PERFORMANCES portrait. For a man conducting a performance nearly every day of the year, Gergiev remains the calm center of the frenzied world of musicians, singers, administrators, politicians, and managers swirling around him.

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Peter & the Wolf

Peter & the Wolf

Conceived and directed by award-winning animator Suzie Templeton, this modern-day “Peter & the Wolf” uses stop-frame model animation, puppets, and digital photography to retell the classic story, and features the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s beloved score.

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The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

The New York Philharmonic Live from North Korea

The historic concert in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang with Music Director Lorin Maazel leading the orchestra in Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin,” Dvorák’s “Symphony No. 9″ (”From the New World”), and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”

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Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany

Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli grew up in Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany, where his family still farms nearby. On the slopes of this ancient hill town, a special theater was constructed for a one-night-only concert of his greatest popular hits along with new songs

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival

In the summer of 2004, a spectacular gathering of musicians from across the guitar world performed together at Eric Clapton’s three-day Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. Great Performances presents highlights from the unprecedented event featuring a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of guitar luminaries performing rock anthems, blues classics, and bluegrass hits.

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