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S35 Ep10
The New York Philharmonic: Live From North Korea
Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the United States, The New York Philharmonic performs in the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, with coverage by Bob Woodruff of ABC, which has had rare access inside the closed society of the DPRK, where contact with the outside world is completely forbidden to citizens. The New York Philharmonic visit marks the first by American artists there.
Premiered: 2/27/2008
S35 Ep4
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 performed to honor the occasion. Some famous musical friends dropped by and the magical result is VIVERE: ANDREA BOCELLI LIVE IN TU
Premiered: 12/1/2007
S33 Ep15
South Pacific: In Concert from Carnegie Hall
Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers & Hammerstein's own Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster was a landmark of post-World War II Broadway, a provocative romantic drama that beguiled audiences with a hit parade of instant standards.
Premiered: 4/26/2006
S32 Ep1
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.
Premiered: 12/1/2004
S31 Ep1
Concert for George
Rock music's most celebrated musicians gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002 to pay tribute to one of their own, the legendary George Harrison, on the one-year anniversary of his death. On that magical night, Harrison's closest friends gathered to perform a collection of his music for a live audience. Far more than a concert film, CONCERT FOR GEORGE.
Premiered: 3/3/2004
S30 Ep3
The Great American Songbook
Throughout a long golden era, the American movie musical transformed Hollywood into a Mecca for the biggest singing stars and leading songwriters of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Hosted by Michael Feinstein, THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.
Premiered: 3/11/2003
S30 Ep2
Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter's most successful musical, the original production of "Kiss Me, Kate" opened on Broadway at the New Century Theatre on December 30, 1948 and ran for 1,077 performances. It garnered five Tony Awards in 1949, the same number the revival claimed in 2000. Learn more about the revival, which was taped during its run at London's Victoria Palace Theatre, and its celebrated director.
Premiered: 2/26/2003
S30 Ep1
Josh Groban in Concert
Discovered by veteran record producer David Foster, 21-year-old singing phenomenon Josh Groban began his meteoric rise after a last-minute appearance as a stand-in for Andrea Bocelli at the 1999 Grammy Awards dress rehearsal. There, his performance of "The Prayer" with CĂ©line Dion immediately garnered Groban several very influential fans, including Grammy host Rosie O'Donnell.
Premiered: 11/23/2002
S29 Ep1
The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet
From London's beautifully refurbished Covent Garden Opera House comes this elegant new production with one of Tchaikovsky's most enduring scores for the ballet. Generations of audiences have enjoyed this perennial Christmas favorite, a charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl's journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice.
Premiered: 12/26/2001
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