A New Year’s Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by new music director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming opera great Renée Fleming for a festive evening of music. From the waltzes of Johann Strauss II to musical pearls from Stephen Sondheim and film composer Alexandre Desplat, Fleming and the Philharmonic conjure the elegance and sparkle of a night at the Ball.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and guest artists Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Thomas Hampson, and others celebrate Leonard Bernstein in this concert at Tanglewood. Audra McDonald hosts.
It’s not the holidays without a fantastic model train. Ride the miniature rails with Kentucky Muse as we follow the creative team of Applied Imagination. This Alexandria, Kentucky-based studio creates spectacular holiday and seasonal train displays that delight crowds at botanical gardens across the United States. including Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
John Feinstein is the author of 35 books, including two #1 New York Times Bestsellers. His most recent non-fiction book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, was his 23rd New York Times bestseller. He is interviewed by Mike Tirico, an NBC sportscaster and commentator. Tirico was recently named the studio host of NBC's Football Night in America. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Robert Penn Warren: A Vision
This original KET production explores the life and career of Kentucky's most acclaimed writer. He penned the 1946 novel "All the King's Men", which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also received two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and served as our nation's Poet Laureate. The documentary traces Warren's birth (1905) and upbringing in Guthrie, Ky., his years at Vanderbilt University, his eventual inclusion into the Nashville Agrarians, and his path as a poet, novelist, scholar, and journalist.
Great American Read
The final episode of The Great American Read celebrates all 100 books on the list of this immensely popular campaign, reveal the top voted titles in multiple categories, and unveil the novel that Americans have picked as their #1 best-loved book.