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Beethoven in Beijing

Beethoven in Beijing

Experience the international impact of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 trip to China, offering a story of cultural reversals and a glimpse into the worldwide future of classical music.
S48 E16 Length 1:23:37 Premiere: 4.16.21

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Great Performances

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Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

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Experience Anton Chekov's masterpiece in this adaptation by Conor McPherson starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage.

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The Arts Interrupted

Celebrates and spotlights the performing arts despite the closures and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Friday May 14, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET
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Romeo and Juliet

  • Wednesday April 28, 2021 1:00 am ET on KET2
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Beethoven in Beijing

  • Wednesday April 21, 2021 3:00 am ET on KET2
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Season 48 Episodes

Uncle Vanya

S48 E18 Length 2:24:55 Premiere Date 5.7.21

Romeo & Juliet

S48 E17 Length 1:34:46 Premiere Date 4.23.21

Beethoven in Beijing

S48 E16 Length 1:23:37 Premiere Date 4.16.21

Movies for Grownups® Awards 2021 with AARP The Magazine

S48 E14 Length 53:50 Premiere Date 3.28.21

The Magic of Horowitz

S48 E12 Length 53:55 Premiere Date 1.22.21

The Magic of Callas

S48 E11 Length 54:40 Premiere Date 1.15.21

Lea Salonga in Concert

S48 E9 Length 55:25 Premiere Date 11.27.20

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

S48 E7 Length 1:23:25 Premiere Date 11.13.20

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® 2020

S48 E5 Length 1:54:43 Premiere Date 10.16.20

Now Hear This “Becoming Mozart”

S48 E4 Length 54:05 Premiere Date 10.2.20

Now Hear This “The Schubert Generation”

S48 E3 Length 53:40 Premiere Date 9.25.20

Now Hear This “Haydn: King of Strings”

S48 E2 Length 53:37 Premiere Date 9.18.20

Romeo and Juliet

S48 E1 Length 1:35:04 Premiere Date 9.11.20

Beethoven in Beijing Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 4.16.21

The Problem with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Clip Length 02:54 Premiere Date 4.16.21

Tan Dun on Preserving the Nu Shu Language

Clip Length 03:34 Premiere Date 4.16.21

In Memoriam: Diahann Carroll

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10.4.19

Broadway's Best 2019

Preview Length 00:26 Premiere Date 11.1.19

Improvisations, Movement #3

Clip Length 04:26 Premiere Date 3.23.10

A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz

Clip Length 09:48 Premiere Date 4.13.10

Interview with Patrick Stewart

Clip Length 03:16 Premiere Date 4.14.10

Harry Connick, Jr. About being on Great Performances

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 2.24.11

Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.27.11

Miami City Ballet's Edward Villella

Clip Length 06:47 Premiere Date 10.27.11

PBS Arts from New York: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central...

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12.2.11

Interview with The Sea Witch

Clip Length 03:14 Premiere Date 12.15.11

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