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Great Performances

Great Performances

GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7H6GWqD0nlt3dhM5l-BpKQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Explore the rich history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met’s general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison. /episodes/get/62735 /episode/62735 The Opera House /episode-player/62735

Explore the history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home in 1950s-60s New York City.

Air date:
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:54
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For the first time, stream the awards show for movie lovers with a grownup state of mind.

Air date:
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:15
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Sat Aug 4th, 8:00pm
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008766635/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy... /episodes/get/59449 /episode/59449 S45 Ep14: Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Ho /episode-player/59449

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.

Air date:
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:00
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Ring in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic, at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of conductor Riccardo Muti and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Hugh Bonneville hosts.

Air date:
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/qJqTSEtYZ6OfnSFTdGBLWw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the biggest hits in popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. In this special encore presentation, Foster’s remarkable... /episodes/get/58194 /episode/58194 Hitman: David Foster & Friends /episode-player/58194

David Foster’s remarkable achievements are celebrated in an all-star concert.

Air date:
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:30
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Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

Air date:
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00
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