Next Episode of Great Performances is
Season 44 / Episode 30 and airs on 11 August 2018 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.
GREAT PERFORMANCES continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. This year's program welcomes new host Hugh Bonneville, best known as the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley in Masterpiece's global phenomenon, Downton Abbey, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy nominations.
Explore the history of the Met Opera's Lincoln Center home and life in 1950s-60s New York City.
THIRTEEN's Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America's history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," a Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work celebrating the historic American immigrant experience.
Celebrate the city's vibrant music with Renee Fleming, Jessie Mueller, Michelle Williams and more.
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic's open-air concert led by Valery Gergiev with soprano Anna Netrebko.
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