Sunday, September 11 at 9:00 p.m.
The New York Philharmonic
10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection — featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists — will air Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). The concert will also be broadcast internationally that same day. “Mahler‘s Second Symphony, Resurrection, powerfully and profoundly explores the range of emotions provoked by the memories of 9/11,” said Gilbert. “This great masterpiece has a very special place in the history and psyche of the New York Philharmonic, but its message of renewal and rebirth is universal. We offer it as a tribute to those lost ten years ago.”
Friday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2011
Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night concert to be telecast on Great Performances. The works of Liszt, Paganini, Mussorgsky, and Strauss are featured on the traditional concert from Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The concert in the Schönbrunn Palace’s magnificent baroque gardens is free to thousands of attendees in Vienna, and serves the Orchestra’s objective of making classical music accessible to a broad spectrum of concertgoers beyond its usual, core audience.
Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles
This comprehensive performance documentary, the first profile of the tenor in a decade, features the celebrated tenor – and general director of both the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera – as he looks back and reflects with heartfelt candor on his choicest roles from opera houses around the world. Choice excerpts from “Carmen,” “Tales of Hoffmann,” and “Tosca” amid personal reminiscence are featured in this retrospective.
Friday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m.
Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk –
A Celebration of New Orleans Blues
An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans. Defying simple categorization, Laurie finds his greatest satisfaction and inspiration from the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. He was inspired as a teenager by hearing blues great Professor Longhair’s “Tipitina.” Let Them Talk is Laurie’s very personal journey into the heart and soul of that music: “Here I am in the French Quarter playing with all these amazing musicians. This may be about as good as it gets."
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