Great Performances

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PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Season 29, Episode 4 Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite From Central Park

First Aired: October 10, 2001

Violinist Joshua Bell performs the “West Side Story Suite” and other music by Leonard Bernstein. Kristin Chenoweth sings “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Lonely Town” from Bernstein's “Candide” and “On the Town,” respectively. Also: “Mambo” (from “West Side Story”), the overture from “Candide,” “Make Our Garden Grow” (“Candide”) and “New York, New York” (“On the Town”). The New York Philharmonic is conducted by William Eddins. Taped at Central Park's Great Lawn in Manhattan on July 10, 2001.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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