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Great Performances "Miles Ahead" The Music of Miles Davis PBS
Great Performances "Miles Ahead" The Music of Miles Davis PBS
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Great Performances Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mahlers
Great Performances Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mahlers
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: New Year
GREAT PERFORMANCES | From Vienna: New Year's 2015 - Preview | 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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GREAT PERFORMANCES | David Foster & Friends | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | David Foster & Friends | PBS
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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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In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams - PBS Great Performances
In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams - PBS Great Performances
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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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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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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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Top 10 Best American Idol Performances Ever
Top 10 Best American Idol Performances Ever
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Sting Performs "The Last Ship" | Great Performances | PBS
Sting Performs "The Last Ship" | Great Performances | PBS
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Jackie Evancho - Angel (from PBS Great Performances)
Jackie Evancho - Angel (from PBS Great Performances)
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Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983)
Great Performances: Alice in Wonderland (1983)
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Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (from PBS Great Performances)
Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (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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Great Performances | "Company" Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton | PBS
Great Performances | "Company" Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton | 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 | Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek" | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek" | PBS
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The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over | Great Performances | PBS
The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over | Great Performances | 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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The Top 10 Best X Factor auditions (UK, AUS, US)
The Top 10 Best X Factor auditions (UK, AUS, US)
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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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PBS Great Performances 1988 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1988 Funding Credits
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | Encores! GP at the Met | PBS
GREAT PERFORMANCES | Encores! GP at the Met | PBS
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Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged
Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged
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PBS Great Performances 1986 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 1986 Funding Credits
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PBS Great Performances 2009 Funding Credits
PBS Great Performances 2009 Funding Credits
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ITV1 Britains Got Talent - Diversity Dance Performance - 2009 - 25th April
ITV1 Britains Got Talent - Diversity Dance Performance - 2009 - 25th April
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Sesame Street: Pretty Great Performances
Sesame Street: Pretty Great Performances
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Macbeth - A Conversation with Sir Patrick Stewart | Great Performances on PBS
Macbeth - A Conversation with Sir Patrick Stewart | Great Performances on PBS
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Great Performances : In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams | Part6 of 6
Great Performances : In The Heights - Chasing Broadway Dreams | Part6 of 6
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Great Performances: Hugh Jackman, "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" | Oklahoma! | PBS
Great Performances: Hugh Jackman, "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" | Oklahoma! | PBS
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John Walker: Re-creating great performances
John Walker: Re-creating great performances
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Great Performances
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Go Vaction Marine Resort Great Performances
Go Vaction Marine Resort Great Performances
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Dave Clark
Dave Clark's Signature Drum Sound | Great Performances | 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 Funding
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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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Great Performances: Hamlet
Great Performances: Hamlet
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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: Sting - A Winter
Great Performances: Sting - A Winter's Night
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Great Performances - Jessica Chastain
Great Performances - Jessica Chastain
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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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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell perform "Sun
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell perform "Sun's Gonna Shine" | Great Performances | PBS
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Casting a Curse | Matthew Bourne
Casting a Curse | Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Great Performances | PBS
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Michael Buble- That
Michael Buble- That's All PBS 40th Year Great Performances
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3/1/1996 WVIZ Partial Pledge Break, Great Performances Intro and Funding Credits
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GREAT PERFORMANCES | We Love Ella! | Faddis & Wright | 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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