Season 31, Episode 1 The Juilliard School: Celebrating 100 Years
First Aired: April 3, 2006
The 31st-season opener celebrates the Juilliard School's 100th birthday with help from past and present students, including Christine Baranski and Bradley Whitford; sopranos Renee Fleming and Leontyne Price; jazz artists Wynton Marsalis, Victor L. Goines and Wycliffe Gordon; pianist Emanuel Ax; violinist Itzhak Perlman; pianist Peng Peng; the Juilliard String Quartet; the Juilliard Dance Ensemble; and the Juilliard Orchestra, led by John Williams and Andrea Quinn. Beverly Sills hosts.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
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- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)