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GREAT PERFORMANCES, the longest-running performing arts anthology on television, continues to feature the best in the performing arts.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #4001
Dudamel Conducts The Verdi Requiem at The Hollywoo
In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass).
1 hour, 56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Aug 3rd @ 12:00 pm

tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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episode on this channel.

Episode #3501
Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration From Madis
With a career spanning more than half a century, legendary folk artist and political activist, Pete Seeger turned 90 in May of 2009. Born to a large family of musicians, young Peter first learned to play the ukulele, graduating to the five-string banjo in the mid-1930s, ultimately mastering the instrument and in the process, galvanizing the American folk music movement. A pioneer of protest music, Seeger's anti-Vietnam War songs, including the now famous "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," as well his interpretation of the Civil Rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome," garnered mainstream attention in the 1960's, revitalizing the genre and paving the way for countless other activist musicians-including Bob Dylan-to achieve widespread acclaim. Joining Seeger for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event in celebration of his milestone birthday at Madison Square Garden are Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Richie Havens, Emmylou Harris, Roger McGuinn, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Peggy Seeger, Dave Matthews, and many others who perform songs inspired by his music and activism.
1 hour, 23 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Aug 3rd @ 2:30 pm

Episode #3814
Dukes of September
Rock & roll royalty Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs join forces to form their own new super group The Dukes of September, delighting audiences with high octane new performances of their greatest hits, along with other chart-topping favorites from the 60s and 70s. Among the many crowd pleasing favorites are "What a Fool Believes," "Lowdown," "Lido Shuffle," "Pretzel Logic," "Reelin' In the Years" and many more.
1 hour, 24 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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episode on this channel.

Previously aired Wednesday December 31st
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tpt Channel 2.1

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episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #3806
Broadway Musicals: a Jewish Legacy
A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.
1 hour, 26 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Jul 20th @ 4:00 pm

tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #3815
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring
Comedy legend Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, author and playwright. He is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter. GREAT PERFORMANCES turns the spotlight on Martin's musical side with a concert performance of his new collaboration with Edie Brickell, who initially burst onto the national scene in the late 80s fronting the New Bohemians. Although these new musical partners have already built respected individual bodies of work, their inaugural effort is a charming departure, as well as a creative milestone. Backed by the virtuoso playing of the Steep Canyon Rangers, the duo partner on a series of new songs that combine Martin's inventive five-string banjo playing with Brickell's heart-tugging vocals to create a playful and accessible collection of songs.
1 hour, 27 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Jul 13th @ 2:00 pm

Episode #3803
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited
Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on U.S. television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes ups and downs of how this film came to be.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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episode on this channel.

Episode #3801
Paul Mccartney's Live Kisses
At the forefront of the rock 'n roll revolution that changed popular music forever in his early career with The Beatles, Paul McCartney has continued to push boundaries for over 40 years as a solo artist, a member of his second group Wings, and an award-winning composer for classical and dance. His latest adventure is "Kisses on the Bottom," a collection of standards beloved to McCartney since childhood, along with two of his own new songs, "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts." Produced with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band, "Kisses on the Bottom" is the first record in McCartney's historic oeuvre to feature him almost exclusively on vocals. GREAT PERFORMANCES joins McCartney for an intimate concert recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, featuring performances of such standards as "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Always," "Bye Bye Blackbird" and more.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sun Jul 6th @ 2:30 pm

tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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episode on this channel.

Episode #3907
Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebratio
In a special encore presentation, Great Performances presents The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, a star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York's Madison Square Garden. The special takes viewers front row center and backstage, capturing all of the excitement and emotion of this historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as the greatest names in popular music - including Tom Petty, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, John Mellencamp, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Sinead O'Connor, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and many others pay homage to Bob Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.
1 hour, 59 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

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episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

Sun Jun 15th @ 11:00 pm


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