Next Episode of Great Performances is
Season 44 / Episode 12 and airs on 25 August 2017 21:00
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.
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