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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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WGBY 57/HD
Fri Nov 8th, 9:00pm
Sat Nov 9th, 2:00am
Mon Nov 11th, 3:03am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hiRhAb5bVIyDzTcr0ETtSA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance.” /episodes/get/97597 /episode/97597 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I /episode-player/97597

Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance."

Air date:
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Fri Nov 1st, 9:00pm
Sat Nov 2nd, 1:30am
Mon Nov 4th, 3:01am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WZXUTBR2o2tXq1njEWLroQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, 42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the iconic songs “42nd Street,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and many more. /episodes/get/97476 /episode/97476 42nd Street /episode-player/97476

Tap-dance along to this musical extravaganza about a starry-eyed performer who gets her big break on Broadway, set to a lively score of iconic songs including "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money" and the show-stopping title song.

Air date:
Fri, 11/01/2019 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VLt7JVBFxceTssYtO20JvA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, Great Performances presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®, the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Recording Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. /episodes/get/96979 /episode/96979 GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® 2019 /episode-player/96979

Watch the fourth annual all-star concert honoring music legends.

Air date:
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/0-wO7ocYhfHO1tXUEBqU3g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Before becoming the most famous composer of his time, George Frideric Handel gained a lifetime of experience in Italy. Scott Yoo returns to Italy to follow in Handel’s footsteps, taking in the art, architecture, fashion, food, wine, light and landscape that, even beyond Italian music, shaped this... /episodes/get/96719 /episode/96719 Now Hear This “Handel: Italian Style” /episode-player/96719

Scott Yoo returns to Italy to follow in Handel’s footsteps.

Air date:
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/VCv-Wx2Xw01AdzY7tQC_0w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Join Scott in Spain and Morocco to discover the greatest composer you’ve never heard of: Domenico Scarlatti. He was the finest keyboard player in Europe, hired by the Queen of Spain as her personal instructor. Scarlatti incorporated the sounds of Spain – Moorish, Jewish, Gypsy, folk, dance and... /episodes/get/96539 /episode/96539 Now Hear This “Scarlatti: Man Out of Time” /episode-player/96539

Join Scott in Spain and Morocco to discover the music of Domenico Scarlatti.

Air date:
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/WuUKRtcUBmcp_daBHDmiVw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Scott Yoo goes to Germany to learn Bach’s sonatas and partitas, widely considered among the greatest works ever written for solo violin. There, he discovers a riddle Bach left behind in his portrait. In trying to solve it, Scott discovers that Bach based his melodic style on Vivaldi and his rhythms... /episodes/get/96374 /episode/96374 Now Hear This “The Riddle of Bach” /episode-player/96374

Scott Yoo goes to Germany to learn Bach’s sonatas and partitas.

Air date:
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 05:00
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