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Great Performances

Series Summary
The performing arts anthology series brings best from the worlds of music and dance into viewers' living rooms. From classical music and opera to ballet and musical theater, cameras capture the stage performances of some of the best artists in the world.

Air Dates: 1972 - 2013

Genres: Anthology, Music, Dance, Drama

Network: PBS

  • Season 41, Ep. 1 : Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem Sep 13, 2014

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    Musical performances celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" live from Baltimore's harbor; hosts John Lithgow and Jordin Sparks.

  • Season 40, Ep. 21 : Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot Aug 28, 2014

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform liturgical and traditional works in arrangements for chamber orchestra and klezmer settings.

  • Season 40, Ep. 20 : Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Aug 22, 2014

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    Lang Lang performs with the Vienna Philharmonic in this open-air concert led by guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

  • Season 40, Ep. 19 : Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl Aug 1, 2014

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    Music director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Verdi's Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl.

  • Season 40, Ep. 18 : Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Apr 25, 2014

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    Choreographer Matthew Bourne presents a highly theatrical production of "Sleeping Beauty," set to the music of Tchaikovsky.

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