This epic story, taken from the Victor Hugo masterpiece, explores all conditions of the human heart in soaring music on a magnificent stage set.
In October 2010, the legendary musical “LES MISÉRABLES” celebrated its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, the show’s producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary one-off concert at the O2 Arena in London.
The 25th Anniversary concert hosted a company of over 300 actors and musicians, including Alfie Boe as ‘Jean Valjean’, Nick Jonas as ‘Marius’, Norm Lewis as ‘Javert’, Matt Lucas as ‘Thénardier’, Lea Salonga as ‘Fantine’, Jenny Galloway as ‘Madame Thénardier’, Camilla Kerslake as ‘Cosette’ and the casts of the Original Production at the Queen’s Theatre, the New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican, London and members of the Original 1985 London cast.
Seen by more than 56 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled. There have been 36 cast recordings of “LES MISÉRABLES”, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the soon to be released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary production.
Let Freedom Ring includes “The Stars and Stripes Forever”, “The Prayer” and “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty” and features the USAF Academy Band and Colorado Springs Chorale.
Join us at Lidia’s Kansas City on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 7 to 9:30 and experience a fabulous holiday dinner – Lidia’s style in the Loft Dining Room.
The dinner includes 4 courses and a selection of wines to accompany. Recipes from Lidia’s newest cookbook Lidia’s Italy in America will be featured in some of the courses.
Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace.
Targeted by the FBI and labeled a Communist during the height of the Cold War, Linus Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.
Watch Monday, November 7 at 2 & 8pm on KCPT2.
Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s haunting tale of love in San Francisco Ballet’s production of this inventive ballet. Hamburg Ballet’s chief choreographer John Neumeier blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle in a darkly emotional interpretation of the classic fable. Performed by the world-class San Francisco Ballet, the production features an original score by acclaimed young composer Lera Auerbach, with prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan in the title role. Kristi Yamaguchi hosts the program. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in collaboration with PBS member station KQED.
Watch Friday, December 16 at 9pm on KCPT and Saturday, December 17 at 7pm on KCPT2.
KCPT will air the PBS NewsHour Live Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration 2013.
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10am.
Live From Lincoln Center makes the world’s greatest artists accessible to home viewers in virtually every corner of the United States. It remains the only series of live broadcast performances on American television today.
Live From Lincoln Center’s telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s Opening Gala conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The program will feature world famous violinist Itzhak Perlman performing personal favorites including Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List and Massenet’s “Meditation” from Tha”s, as well as works by Sarasate, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The broadcast, which features extended artist profiles, will also include Respighi’s celebrated Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.
Watch The NY Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9:30pm.
Watch The Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman – Preview on PBS. See more from pbs.