Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.
Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.
Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The conductor's inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, with opera star guests.
An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.
Mark Morris’s signature work set to Handel and Milton is on television for the first time.
The New York Philharmonic performs with Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban.
A performance documentary celebrating the very best in American singing.
From their hit album, an evening of classic jazz standards in duet and solo performances.
The live broadcast of Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform a night of music.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Verdi's birth with his Requiem.