Login or register  

Great Performances

Season 42

S-1 | S-2 | S-3 | S-4 | S-5 | S-6 | S-7 | S-8 | S-9 | S-10 | S-11 | S-12 | S-13 | S-14 | S-15 | S-16 | S-17 | S-18 | S-19 | S-20 | S-21 | S-22 | S-23 | S-24 | S-25 | S-26 | S-27 | S-28 | S-29 | S-30 | S-31 | S-32 | S-33 | S-34 | S-35 | S-36 | S-37 | S-38 | S-39 | S-40 | S-41 | S-42 | All

Season 42

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

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

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

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements. The music showcases the confluence between the violinist’s famed classical technique and Helfgot’s magnificent voice. They are joined at the piano by music director Dr. Hankus Netsky, Netsky’s Klezmer Conservatory Band, and the Rejoice Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Russell Ger.
Starring Roles: Itzhak Perlman as Himself | Yitzchak Meir Helfgot as Himself
Director: Joshua Waletzky

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

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)

42x05 - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

"Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" Features an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances. Taped at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28, 2014; each song was handpicked by the artists, and features classic selections from the Great American Songbook. Songs include “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Lush Life,” “Anything Goes,” and the title track from their recent album, “Cheek To Cheek.”

Part of 2014 PBS Fall Arts Festival
Starring Roles: Tony Bennett as Himself | Lady GaGa as Herself |
Guest Stars: Kristin Chenoweth as Herself (Host)
Director: David Horn

42x06 - Cats

A special encore presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Cats", the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber’s own “The Phantom of the Opera”). Presented in high definition and digital sound.

Part of 2014 PBS Fall Arts Festival
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
This guide is currently edited by:
neal62 (Challenge)