November music specials highlight classic favorites and new stars

Tune in the last week in November for music specials celebrating artists from The Beatles to David Foster to the Texas Tenors and beyond.

For the full schedule, go to our TV Schedule page and use the schedule tool or scroll down to the monthly schedule PDFs for November and December.

Saturday, Nov. 25

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” at 7 p.m.
The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since 1970, “Eight Days a Week” features rare and never-before-seen archival concert footage and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers. Experience the exhilaration of The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to fame, as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their energies to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings. (Also Mon. 11/27 at 2:30 a.m.; Thu. 11/30 at midnight)
Read more about this documentary and the period it details.

“Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution” at 9:30 p.m.
Look back at the creation and ongoing influence of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” When The Beatles stopped touring, they suddenly had the time to pour all of their energy into writing and recording, creating an album that was a performance unto itself. Released in 1967, after what had been essentially a media blackout on the band’s activities, the album was an immediate sensation, recognized as a new chapter, not just in rock music, but in the history of all music.

Get your own copy of “Eight Days a Week” or “Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution” and other Beatles goodies.

Sunday, Nov. 26

“Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music” at 3:30 p.m.
Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
Get tickets to see Ethan perform at Mesa Arts Center in March, or get the CD/DVD set.

“Great Performances: Hit Man: David Foster and Friends” at 7 p.m.
Legendary songwriter, producer and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world’s best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements, some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Peter Cetera, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand. (Also Mon. 11/27 at 11 p.m.)
Get the CD/DVD set.

Monday, Nov. 27

“The Wrecking Crew” at 7 p.m.
Meet the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and ’70s. From “Be My Baby” to “California Girls” and from “Strangers in the Night” to “Mrs. Robinson,” the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Discover the musicians who gave a unique signature to recordings that are now part of the soundtrack of our lives. (Also Wed. 11/29 at 10 p.m.)
Read more about this documentary and the musicians it features, and get your own copy of the film and the companion book and CD.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

“Tommy Emmanuel: A Music Gone Public Special” at 7 p.m.
The world-acclaimed acoustic guitarist brings “the best of Tommy on public television,” curated from various performances around the country. Enjoy as Tommy wows the crowd with a perfect blend of guitar mastery and showmanship.
Get tickets to see Tommy perform at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in January, or get the CD/DVD set.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

“Human Nature: Jukebox in Concert from the Venetian” at 7 p.m.
Journey through a musical time machine of hits showcasing some of the greatest songs ever written. Human Nature’s foursome are backed by a dynamic seven-piece band and world-class dancers as they celebrate the vibrant and energizing music of the ’50s & ’60s in a mix of pop classics, doo-wop, bandstand and soul standards.
Get tickets to see Human Nature perform at Mesa Arts Center in March, or get the CD/DVD set.

“Pavlo Live in Kastoria” at 8:30 p.m.
International recording artist Pavlo returns to beautiful Greece for a spectacular concert featuring old favorites and new classics, including “Cafe Kastoria,” “Santorini Sunset,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Zorba” and “Acropolis Adieu.” Pavlo is joined on the stage by guest stars G. Pinto and Remigio Pereira from the The Tenors.
Get tickets to see Pavlo perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in February, or get the CD/DVD set.

Thursday, Nov. 30

“David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii” at 8:30 p.m.
45 years after Pink Floyd filmed “Live At Pompeii” in the legendary Roman amphitheater there, David Gilmour returned, creating an audio-visual spectacle featuring lasers and pyrotechnics. Enjoy Pink Floyd classics and songs from throughout David’s career, including “One of These Days,” “The Great Gig in the Sky” and more.
Get the CD/Blu-Ray set.

Friday, Dec. 1

“Texas Tenors: Rise” at 7:30 p.m.
Join America’s favorite tenors for an all-new concert filmed at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House. Highlights include a show-stopping tribute to “Les Miserables,” selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” and classic rock, pop and country favorites.
Get tickets to see the Texas Tenors perform at the Orpheum Theatre in March, or get the CD/DVD set.

“Great Performances: The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live” at 9 p.m.
Since the 60’s, The Moody Blues have lit up the hearts and minds of millions of rock fans with inspiring anthems like “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and more. Join the band in Toronto during their 2017 world tour for music that has become an iconic part of pop culture.
Get the CD/DVD set.

Saturday, Dec. 2

“Tommy Emmanuel: A Music Gone Public Special” at 4 p.m.
The world-acclaimed acoustic guitarist brings “the best of Tommy on public television,” curated from various performances around the country. Enjoy as Tommy wows the crowd with a perfect blend of guitar mastery and showmanship.
Get tickets to see Tommy perform at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in January, or get the CD/DVD set.

“Great Performances: Hit Man: David Foster and Friends” at 5:30 p.m.
Legendary songwriter, producer and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world’s best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements, some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Peter Cetera, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand. (Also Mon. 11/27 at 11 p.m.)
Get the CD/DVD set.

“Human Nature: Jukebox in Concert from the Venetian” at 7:30 p.m.
Journey through a musical time machine of hits showcasing some of the greatest songs ever written. Human Nature’s foursome are backed by a dynamic seven-piece band and world-class dancers as they celebrate the vibrant and energizing music of the ’50s & ’60s in a mix of pop classics, doo-wop, bandstand and soul standards.
Get tickets to see Human Nature perform at Mesa Arts Center in March, or get the CD/DVD set.

Sunday, Dec. 3

“Pavlo Live in Kastoria” at 4 p.m.
International recording artist Pavlo returns to beautiful Greece for a spectacular concert featuring old favorites and new classics, including “Cafe Kastoria,” “Santorini Sunset,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Zorba” and “Acropolis Adieu.” Pavlo is joined on the stage by guest stars G. Pinto and Remigio Pereira from the The Tenors.
Get tickets to see Pavlo perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in February, or get the CD/DVD set.

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” at 5:30 p.m.
The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since 1970, “Eight Days a Week” features rare and never-before-seen archival concert footage and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers. Experience the exhilaration of The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to fame, as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their energies to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings. (Also Mon. 11/27 at 2:30 a.m.; Thu. 11/30 at midnight)
Read more about this documentary and the period it details and get your own copy of “Eight Days a Week” and other Beatles goodies.

“The Wrecking Crew” at 8 p.m.
Meet the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and ’70s. From “Be My Baby” to “California Girls” and from “Strangers in the Night” to “Mrs. Robinson,” the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Discover the musicians who gave a unique signature to recordings that are now part of the soundtrack of our lives. (Also Wed. 11/29 at 10 p.m.)
Read more about this documentary and the musicians it features, and get your own copy of the film and the companion book and CD.

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