From Christmas music shows to our December 25 and New Year’s Eve schedule, see what programs and dramas your local PBS station has in store this December.
Sondheim orchestrations performed by the New York Philharmonic, discussions of his lyrics as poetry, and an interview with the composer.
In the documentary The Oratorio, Martin Scorsese reveals how opera got its start in New York City: at a concert at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1826.
Who created the star-studded music video for New York City, why they made it, and where to see more of the Broadway performers.
Three TV specials in August warm audiences up for Broadway’s return in September.
Latin music documentaries, the artists and cuisine of Mexico and short Latinx films, from gritty reality to magical realism. All in July.
Concerts from the London Palladium, a French chateau, Vienna’s Spanish Riding School and palace gardens, and the island country of Malta.
Tina Turner and Dolly Parton in live concerts, a performance by Renée Fleming, a look back at Loretta Lynn’s life and songs, plus a film on dancer Twyla Tharp.
The 400-year-old history of the Black Church and its role in faith, gospel music, building community, civil rights activism, and more is presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Newly released interviews with Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, Dionne Warwick and more reveal personal relationships, artistry, life lessons and the ramifications of racism.
Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Ciceley Tyson, and Pam Grier conquered an entertainment industry complicit in systemic racism, transforming themselves and their audience.
Note new time: Friday, January 15 at 10pm! Great Performances: The Magic of Callas centers on the opera superstar’s dramatic 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House.
December concerts, holiday and Christmas music, and a Call the Midwife special, plus a unity concert featuring Anna Deavere Smith on New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day Celebration from Vienna.
Ledisi pays tribute to Nina Simone in her first PBS special.
Two films pay tribute to singer-songwriter John Lennon during the week he would have turned 80. Both center on his post-Beatles career and life.