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S49 Ep8
Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood
Experience a concert of works by legendary composer John Williams from Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home at Tanglewood including Williams’ new violin concerto performed by virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and other works conducted by Andris Nelsons.
Premieres: 11/12/2021
S49 Ep7
Great Performances at the Met: Wagnerians in Concert
Recorded in May, a quartet of some of opera’s most powerful and dramatic singers comes together at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany. Sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle perform a program of selections by Wagner and Strauss.
Premieres: 11/5/2021
S49 Ep6
Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost
The concluding fourth episode of the second season of Now Hear This takes a dramatic approach to interpreting the complex musical mind of composer Ludwig van Beethoven who wrote nearly 800 works over the course of 45 years. Host Scott Yoo and his team attempt to capture Beethoven’s most personal work, including his famous “Ghost Trio,” but Beethoven’s ghost can’t leave well enough alone.
Premieres: 10/29/2021
S49 Ep5
GP at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles
Three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” The concert was recorded in May at the Royal Opera of Versailles in France and Met Opera soprano Christine Goerke hosts.
Premieres: 10/8/2021
S49 Ep4
GP at the Met: Sondra Radvanovsky & Piotr Beczala in Concert
From the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, recorded in January, this world-famous soprano-tenor pair perform arias and duets from some of their many performances at the Met including Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier,” Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” “Luisa Miller” and Dvořák’s “Rusalka," accompanied by Vincenzo Scalera on piano.
Premieres: 10/1/2021
S49 Ep1
Yannick – An Artist’s Journey
Experience the music director of the Metropolitan Opera’s meteoric rise to become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after music directors of his generation in this documentary from cinema verité filmmaker Susan Froemke.
Premiered: 9/3/2021
S48 Ep29
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age
Explore the world of Broadway from 1959 through the early 1980s as recounted by the Broadway stars who lived through it. Written, directed and produced by the late filmmaker Rick McKay and hosted by two-time Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff, the new documentary is the long-awaited sequel to McKay’s award-winning 2003 film "Broadway: The Golden Age – By the Legends Who Were There."
Premiered: 8/14/2021
S48 Ep27
Roots of Latin Jazz
Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by GRAMMY-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi. Hosted by Sheila E. A co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.
Premiered: 7/16/2021
S48 Ep26
Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba
Gloria Estefan journeys through three of Brazil’s most influential cities, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, with Estefan as narrator and host, discussing the history of Samba and its many variations. Featuring regional celebrities like Maria Rita, Carlinhos Brown and Jorge Arãgo, the documentary looks at the African origins of Brazilian music and specific sites that have inspired artists.
Premiered: 7/9/2021
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