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Top 15 Blind Audition Performances - The Voice
Top 15 Blind Audition Performances - The Voice
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Kate Davis Gets Big Break at American Voices Concert | Great Performances on PBS
Kate Davis Gets Big Break at American Voices Concert | Great Performances on PBS
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Whitney Houston Live, Her Greatest Performances: Fanmade Promo Video
Whitney Houston Live, Her Greatest Performances: Fanmade Promo Video
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Great Performances "Miles Ahead" The Music of Miles Davis PBS
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Alex & Sierra "Say Something" in an unplugged performance! - THE X FACTOR USA 2013
Alex & Sierra "Say Something" in an unplugged performance! - THE X FACTOR USA 2013
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: The New Year Celebration 2015 | Julie Andrews & Coffee House | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: The New Year Celebration 2015 | Julie Andrews & Coffee House | PBS
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In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams - PBS Great Performances
In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams - PBS Great Performances
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Great Performances Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mahlers
Great Performances Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mahlers
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell "Love Has Come for You" | Great Performances | PBS
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell "Love Has Come for You" | Great Performances | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | Preview: American Voices with Renée Fleming | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | Preview: American Voices with Renée Fleming | PBS
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Great Performances: Hugh Jackman "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin
Great Performances: Hugh Jackman "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" | Oklahoma! | PBS
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Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (from PBS Great Performances)
Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (from PBS Great Performances)
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard Play | Great Performances | PBS
Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard Play | Great Performances | PBS
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Sutton Foster Sings "Anything Goes" | Great Performances on PBS
Sutton Foster Sings "Anything Goes" | Great Performances on PBS
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PBS Great Performances 1999 Closing Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1999 Closing Funding Credits
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PBS Great Performances 1999 Opening Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1999 Opening Funding Credits
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Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles
Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles' Advice for Aspiring Singers | Great Performances on PBS
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Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983)
Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983)
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Jackie Evancho - Angel (from PBS Great Performances)
Jackie Evancho - Angel (from PBS Great Performances)
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Jackie Evancho - PBS Great Performances
Jackie Evancho - PBS Great Performances 'Dream With Me In Concert': Behind The Scenes
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Sting Performs "The Last Ship" | Great Performances | PBS
Sting Performs "The Last Ship" | Great Performances | PBS
::2014/01/19::
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PBS Great Performances 1986 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1986 Funding Credits
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek" | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek" | PBS
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Guys and Dolls: "Sit Down, You
Guys and Dolls: "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" | Great Performances | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | I Won
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | I Won't Dance | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett "Nature Boy," Preview | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett "Nature Boy," Preview | PBS
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PBS Great Performances 2008 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 2008 Funding Credits
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PBS Great Performances 1988 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1988 Funding Credits
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Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged
Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged
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PBS Great Performances 2009 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 2009 Funding Credits
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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | “Bang Bang” Preview | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! | “Bang Bang” Preview | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | Renée Fleming Sings "Danny Boy" | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | Renée Fleming Sings "Danny Boy" | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | David Foster & Friends | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | David Foster & Friends | PBS
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3/1/1996 WVIZ Partial Pledge Break, Great Performances Intro and Funding Credits
3/1/1996 WVIZ Partial Pledge Break, Great Performances Intro and Funding Credits
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Sesame Street: Pretty Great Performances
Sesame Street: Pretty Great Performances
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Cas Walker Part 2 "Great Performances" mov
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Dave Clark
Dave Clark's Signature Drum Sound | Great Performances | PBS
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Go Vaction Marine Resort Great Performances
Go Vaction Marine Resort Great Performances
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Detective Kate Beckett
Detective Kate Beckett's Great Performances
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Great Performances Funding
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James Corden in "One Man, Two Guvnors" | Great Performances | PBS
James Corden in "One Man, Two Guvnors" | Great Performances | PBS
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Great Performances: Sting - A Winter
Great Performances: Sting - A Winter's Night
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Tom Hiddleston previews "The Hollow Crown" on Great Performances -- Beginning Sept. 20 on PBS
Tom Hiddleston previews "The Hollow Crown" on Great Performances -- Beginning Sept. 20 on PBS
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Judi Dench Sings Sondheim
Judi Dench Sings Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" | Great Performances | PBS
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Great Performances - Jessica Chastain
Great Performances - Jessica Chastain
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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park | Preview | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park | Preview | PBS
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: New Year
GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: New Year's 2015 - Preview | PBS
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Getting Great Performances from Actors - Directors Close-Up 2013
Getting Great Performances from Actors - Directors Close-Up 2013
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♥ DIANE LANE.. Great Performances ( Summer) 1981
♥ DIANE LANE.. Great Performances ( Summer) 1981
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The Dukes of September with Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs | Great Performances, Preview | PBS
The Dukes of September with Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs | Great Performances, Preview | PBS
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Great Performances
Genre Performing Arts
Directed by Steve Ruggi
Presented by Walter Cronkite (1988–2009); Julie Andrews (1989–present), among others
Theme music composer John Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 41
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Original run November 4, 1972 (1972-11-04) – present
External links
Website

Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED San Francisco, WTTW Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth).

The series is the longest running performing arts anthology on television, as opposed to a program like Hallmark Hall of Fame, which presents only adaptations of plays and novels as well as made-for-TV films. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary such as Toscanini: The Maestro, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, three Peabody Awards [1][2][3] and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society.[4]

The program's spin-off, Great Performances: Dance In America, which began on PBS in 1976, concentrates solely on dance. The first episode "Sue's Leg: Remembering the Thirties" featured choreography by Twyla Tharp. Later episodes featured such performers as Mikhail Baryshnikov. Although it is not seen as often as previously, there have recently been new Dance in America programs, such as the Emmy-winning 2005 production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, starring Angel Corella, Gillian Murphy and the American Ballet Theatre.

In 2007, Great Performances began telecasting performances from the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series,[5] a series of HD opera tapings primarily meant for movie theatres.

Repeat guest hosts include Walter Cronkite, Julie Andrews and Whoopi Goldberg. Major underwriters throughout the show's run have included The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS viewers, Exxon, Martin Marietta, Texaco, Deluxe, Duracell, Ernst & Young, Chase Manhattan Bank and UBS.

In 2009, new theme music for Great Performances was introduced, composed by John Williams.[6]

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