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Great Performances: Now Hear This

Fridays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. — Travel across Europe on a journey of musical discovery.

Great Performances: Now Hear This

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Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in Now Hear This, a new four-part documentary miniseries presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, travel and culture, as he chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.

Throughout the series, Scott Yoo meets and collaborates with world-renowned virtuosos, local musical heroes across many genres, artisan instrument makers, music historians and other charismatic characters on his travels through Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Morocco. He visits legendary concert halls, architectural masterworks, jazz jam sessions and never-before-filmed archives to connect the classics to the contemporary – finding time to explore and enjoy the culture along the way.

Each episode of Great Performances: Now Hear This focuses on a great composer, tracing the creation of their masterpieces and the profound, lasting cultural impact of their music, while exploring little known or recently discovered works and new music they inspired.

  • Now Hear This “Vivaldi: Something Completely Different” premieres Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m.
  • Now Hear This “The Riddle of Bach” premieres Friday, September 27 at 9 p.m.
  • Now Hear This “Scarlatti: Man Out of Time” premieres Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m.
  • Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style” premieres Friday, October 11 at 9 p.m.

Watch a Preview of Great Performances: Now Hear This