Great Performances

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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 - Present

Genres: Anthology, Music, Dance, Drama

Network: PBS

  • Season 42, Ep. 5 : Joan Baez 75th Birthday CelebrationJun 4, 2016

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    Artists help folk singer Joan Baez celebrate her 75th birthday at New York's Beacon Theater; performers include David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls and Damien Rice.

  • Season 42, Ep. 3 : Andrea Bocelli: CinemaNov 27, 2015

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    Tenor Andrea Bocelli pays tribute to songs from the movies; with David Foster.

  • Season 42, Ep. 2 : Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to DoNov 6, 2015

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    A retrospective of Chita Rivera's film, television and stage career, including interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Ben Vereen, Carol Lawrence and others.

  • Season 42, Ep. 1 : Billy Elliot the Musical LiveOct 23, 2015

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    A performance of Elton John's Tony Award-winning musical "Billy Elliot," based on the 2000 film.

  • Season 41, Ep. 13 : Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration With the LA PhilJul 24, 2015

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    Composer John Williams reunites with violinist Itzhak Perlman in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's celebration of Williams' achievements; host Natalie Portman.

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