Television's longest-running performing arts anthology, Great Performances presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
Great Performances: "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema"
Friday, Feb. 27 at 9pm on WGBH 2
Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, Sergio Leone and others. And a major component of Italian cinema’s enduring popularity continues to be a lush selection of sweeping film scores by composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Featuring Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, Great Performances partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a romantic concert of audience favorites with music from 8½, Amarcord, Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, Life Is Beautiful, Il Postino and more.
La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema
Revel in a romantic concert of lush music from classic Italian movies.
American Voices With Renée Fleming
An overview of the American Voices festival.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015 Preview
Join host Julie Andrews for the annual New Year’s celebration from Vienna’s opulent Musikverein.
Revel in this encore presentation of one of musical theater’s biggest blockbusters.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! Preview
Savor a selection of songs from the collaborative classic jazz recording Cheek to Cheek performed by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Commemorate the national anthem’s creation and the defense of Fort McHenry that inspired it.
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