Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Music programming in September on PBS SoCal

September Programming Highlights on PBS SoCal

Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m. – GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary concert for 9/11” – PREMIERE

The New York Philharmonic, with conductor Alan Gilbert, soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and the New York Choral Artists (Joseph Flummerfelt, director), performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” in a concert for New York for the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 p.m. – LATIN MUSIC, USA: “Bridges: The Salsa Revolution” – PREMIERE-

Narrated by Jimmy Sims, this episode of Latin Music, USA focuses on the history of salsa music and its impact on American music genres such as jazz, rhythm and blues, hip hop, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m. – GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Placido Domingo : My Favorite Roles” – PREMIERE

Placido Domingo, one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, looks back and reflects on his favorite roles in opera houses around the world.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. – Live From the Lincoln Center: “New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala Concert” – PREMIERE

Soprano Deborah Voigt joins Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in works by Barber Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Friday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m. – GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues” – PREMIERE

British actor Hugh Laurie ("House") performs New Orleans blues and jazz with Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, as well as fellow countryman Tom Jones.

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