Television’s longest-running performing arts anthology continues on Fridays at 8 p.m. Tune in to “Great Performances” to see the best in music, dance and theater.
September 11: “Romeo and Juliet”
Experience Shakespeare’s classic as a ballet from choreographer Kenneth MacMillan performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest. Watch online.
September 18: “Now Hear This: Hadyn: King of Strings”
Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous “Emperor Quartet.” Watch online.
September 25: “Now Hear This: The Schubert Generation”
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America’s musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music. Watch online.
October 2: “Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart”
Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart’s twentieth piano concerto.
October 16: “Grammy Salute to Music Legends”
Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.