Next Episode of Great Performances is
Season 44 / Episode 39 and airs on 29 December 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.
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.
Queen Margaret overshadows King Henry; Edward IV takes the throne, but Richard eyes the crown.
Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown.
The Vienna Philharmonic celebrates the New Year with Strauss Family waltzes, accompanied by the Vienna City Ballet; host Julie Andrews.
Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz' operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese.
The New York City Ballet performs an all-Balanchine program that includes the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La valse, set to music by Charles Gounod and Maurice Ravel.
Enjoy two Balanchine gems: Bizet's Symphony in C, and Sonatine to Ravel music, recorded in Paris.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program featuring Latin tangos.
A film about the World War I experience features dancers from the BalletBoyz company.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys performs in various locations around New York, including the Circle Line harbor tour, the Unisphere in Queens and Harlem's Apollo Theater.
Take a musical journey to Cuba with evocative performances hosted by Raul Malo of the Mavericks.
Salute Shirley Caesar, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, the Velvet Underground and more.
Enjoy the musical about feuding clerks who are romantic pen pals; with Laura Benanti & Zachary Levi.
Experience the 50th anniversary live performance of the band's seminal album, with full orchestra.
See Paula Vogel's Tony Award winner that looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.
Hear Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja in Bellini's masterpiece.
Witness a symphonic rendition of Nas' debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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.
See Grammy Award-winning trumpeter with vocalist Sy Smith, violinist Caroline Campbell and more.
Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, John Williams and more.
A U.K. production of "The Sound of Music," the long-running musical about the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria at the height of Nazism.
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