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2018

5 Oct. 2018
Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018
A concert honors Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, conductor John Williams, The Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator awards.
 
16 Nov. 2018
John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway
Leguizamo prepares for his most challenging theatrical quest yet - cramming 3,000 years of Latino history into 90 minutes of stage time for his one man show.
 
10 Aug. 2018
Chicago Voices
A tribute to Chicago vocalists features performances by Renée Fleming, Jessie Mueller, Kurt Elling, Michelle Williams, Matthew Polenzani, Shemekia Copeland, The Handsome Family, John Prine, Lupe Fiasco and the Voices of Trinity Mass Choir.
 
23 Nov. 2018
Harold Prince: The Director's Life
Directed by Lonny Price, the Great Performances retrospective celebrates the extraordinary career of producer and director Prince.
 
24 Nov. 2018
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay
Following on their Billboard #1 jazz album, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall honor great American songwriters George and Ira Gershwin with performances including "I Got Rhythm," "Love is Here to Stay" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me."
 
2 Feb. 2018
Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
Two decades after the album's critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of "Illmatic," one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances - Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance.
 
29 Jun. 2018
"Ellis Island: The Dream of America" with Pacific Symphony
A live concert performance of composer Peter Boyer's Grammy-nominated work "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," with Orange County's Pacific Symphony, conducted by Carl St. Clair, and a cast of actors.
 
9 Nov. 2018
The Sound of Music
American broadcast of The Sound of Music Live (2015) from the UK, starring Kara Tointon and Julian Ovenden.
 
14 Dec. 2018
k.d. lang - Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special
Landmarks Live In Concert returns to Great Performances from the magnificent Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas for a 25th anniversary concert of Ingénue, the critically acclaimed 1992 album by singer-songwriter k.d. lang.
 

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