Coming Up on Great Performances…

December 8th, 2010

Throughout the holiday season, Great Performances will be featuring a wide range of programs to kick off the new year.  Here are a few highlights of what’s to come:

Peter and the Wolf: an Oscar winning stop-motion animation film of Prokofiev’s musical tale.  Tonight at 8 p.m.

Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker:  The San Francisco Ballet performs the holiday classic, hosted by Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi. Sunday, December 12 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 23 at 9 p.m.

Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas in Concert: Legendary music producer David Foster joins Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli for a Christmas concert, with musical guests Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige, Reba McEntire, and more.  Wednesday, December 22 at 9 p.m.

Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic with Juan Diego Flores: An opening night gala featuring bel canto arias and Latin canciones, hosted by actress Eva Mendes. Wednesday, December 29 at 9 p.m.

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2011: Georges Prêtre conducts the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Day Special, hosted by journalist Paula Zahn.  Saturday, January 1 at 8 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming season of Great Performances at the Met, which begins on January 5 with the Donizetti comedy, Don Pasquale, starring Anna Netrebko.