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Yannick – An Artist’s Journey

Experience the music director of the Metropolitan Opera’s meteoric rise to become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after music directors of his generation in this documentary from cinema verité filmmaker Susan Froemke.
Season 49 Episode 1 Length 1:49:42 Premiere: 09/03/21

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Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Jody and John Arnhold, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, The Starr Foundation, the Seton Melvin Charitable Trust, the Estate of Worthington Mayo-Smith, Ellen and James S. Marcus, Ruth and Harold Newman, the Merle and Shirley Harris Fund, The Lewis "Sonny" Turner Fund for Dance, Lorraine A. Egan and Richard T. Egan, public television viewers and PBS.

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Season 49 Episodes

Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim

S49 E29 Length 1:13:31 Premiere Date 05/27/22

Great Performances: Merry Wives

S49 E28 Length 1:49:55 Premiere Date 05/20/22

Great Performances: Anything Goes

S49 E27 Length 2:20:59 Premiere Date 05/13/22

Now Hear This "New American Voices"

S49 E25 Length 54:25 Premiere Date 04/29/22

Now Hear This "Aaron Copland: Dean of American Music"

S49 E24 Length 54:55 Premiere Date 04/22/22

Now Hear This "Florence Price and the American Migration"

S49 E23 Length 54:25 Premiere Date 04/15/22

Now Hear This "Amy Beach: American Romantic"

S49 E22 Length 53:54 Premiere Date 04/08/22

Great Performances: The Conductor

S49 E20 Length 1:24:55 Premiere Date 03/25/22

Movies for Grownups® Awards 2022 with AARP The Magazine

S49 E19 Length 1:23:35 Premiere Date 03/18/22

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival

S49 E16 Length 54:00 Premiere Date 01/18/22

Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

S49 E12 Length 1:14:18 Premiere Date 11/27/21


S49 E10 Length 1:16:45 Premiere Date 11/26/21

Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night

S49 E9 Length 1:22:25 Premiere Date 11/19/21

Great Performances: A John Williams Premiere at Tanglewood

S49 E8 Length 1:24:55 Premiere Date 11/12/21

Now Hear This "Beethoven's Ghost"

S49 E6 Length 54:25 Premiere Date 10/29/21

The Red Shoes

S49 E3 Length 1:37:53 Premiere Date 09/17/21

Yannick – An Artist’s Journey

S49 E1 Length 1:49:42 Premiere Date 09/03/21

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