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The LA Phil Celebrates Frank Gehry

1h 24m

Celebrate 20 years at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil in a tribute to its architect. Led by Gustavo Dudamel, the concert includes a piece composed and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performances by Herbie Hancock and H.E.R., and more.

Episodes

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    The LA Phil Celebrates Frank Gehry

    S51 E10 - 1h 24m

    Celebrate 20 years at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil in a tribute to its architect. Led by Gustavo Dudamel, the concert includes a piece composed and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performances by Herbie Hancock and H.E.R., and more.

  • Making Shakespeare: The First Folio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Making Shakespeare: The First Folio

    S51 E7 - 1h 53m

    Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, which saved 18 plays from being lost. Tracing the First Folio’s story, the film also spotlights how New York City’s Public Theater presents Shakespeare’s work for today’s audiences.

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    Message In A Bottle

    S51 E4 - 1h 25m

    Experience five-time Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince’s dance and theater show set to the songs of 17-time Grammy winner Sting. Telling the story of a migrant family, the show from London’s Sadler's Wells Theatre features a mix of dance styles.

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    New York City Ballet in Madrid

    S51 E3 - 1h 24m

    New York City Ballet presents an evening of works recorded during company’s European tour in spring 2023. Captured in peak performance at Madrid’s Teatro Real, the program features two masterpieces choreographed by NYCB co-founder and original Artistic Director George Balanchine, “Serenade” and “Square Dance.”

Extras + Features

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    Great Performances: George Jones: Still Playin' Possum: TVSS: Iconic

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    George Jones: Still Playin' Possum

    Friday
    Feb 23

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A tribute concert honoring country musician George Jones features Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna, Sam Moore, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker and more.
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    Great Performances: George Jones: Still Playin' Possum: TVSS: Iconic

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    George Jones: Still Playin' Possum

    Friday
    Feb 23

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A tribute concert honoring country musician George Jones features Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna, Sam Moore, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker and more.
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    Great Performances: George Jones: Still Playin' Possum: TVSS: Iconic

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    George Jones: Still Playin' Possum

    Saturday
    Feb 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    A tribute concert honoring country musician George Jones features Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna, Sam Moore, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Uncle Kracker and more.
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    Great Performances: The LA Phil Celebrates Frank Gehry: TVSS: Iconic

    Great Performances

    The LA Phil Celebrates Frank Gehry

    Saturday
    Feb 24

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates 20 years at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a tribute to architect Frank Gehry; performers include Herbie Hancock and H.E.R.
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    Great Performances: Now Hear This: Piazzolla's History With Tango: TVSS: Iconic

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    Now Hear This: Piazzolla's History With Tango

    Sunday
    Feb 25

    1 Hour

    Exploring the evolution of the tango music genre and composer Astor Piazzolla's work in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    Great Performances: Now Hear This: Schumann: Genius and Madness: TVSS: Iconic

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    Now Hear This: Schumann: Genius and Madness

    Sunday
    Mar 3

    1 Hour

    Visiting Scotland, Germany and France to investigate the connection between Robert Schumann's bipolar disorder and his creative genius.

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