Next Episode of Great Performances is
Season 44 / Episode 2 and airs on 12 December 2016 02:00
Great Performances is a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on PBS since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City. It is one of the longest running performing arts anthologies on television, second only to Hallmark Hall of Fame. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society.
The Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Mariss Jansons performs favorite Strauss Family waltzes at the opulent Musikverein accompanied by the Vienna City Ballet. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host, touring the picturesque city.
A concert pays tribute to the 2016 Grammy special merit award recipients Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt and Run-DMC.
War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown; the scene is set for civil war.
Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown.
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