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Season 42

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Season 42

42x01 - Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

Aug/01/2014
In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi’s passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but "in an opera way," Dudamel explains.

42x02 - Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014

Aug/22/2014
The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns to Great Performances for their 11th open-air concert. It was held in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and for the first time, The Vienna Philharmonic was led by a guest conductor - Christoph Eschenbach. The concert featured piano virtuoso Lang Lang as special guest, and symphonic poems by Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss.

42x03 - Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

Aug/28/2014
Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements.

42x04 - Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem

Sep/13/2014
This patriotic special will feature a diverse star-studded line up of entertainers paying tribute to our nation’s ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert at the Pier Six Pavilion. The Baltimore harbor, replete with tall ships and naval vessels, will serve as a stunning backdrop. The program will also include ceremonial activities at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, historical highlights and an extraordinary fireworks crescendo.
Starring Roles: John Lithgow as Himself (Host)
Warning: Great Performances guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Anthology | Cinema/Theatre | Dance | Music
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 23, 1974
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