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Great Performances

Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.

Now Hear This: Vivaldi will air Friday at 10:00 p.m. 


Season 47
Episode 4
Before becoming the most famous composer of his time, George Frideric Handel gained a...
Season 47
Episode 3
Join Scott in Spain and Morocco to discover the greatest composer you’ve never heard of:...
Season 47
Episode 2
Scott Yoo goes to Germany to learn Bach’s sonatas and partitas, widely considered among...
Season 47
Episode 1
Scott Yoo crosses Northern Italy, chasing the story of one of the most recorded pieces of...


The world of classical performing arts is brought to the comfort of your living room.

Upcoming Episodes

Thu 10/17, 1:00pm
NOW Hear This: Handel: Italian Style

Discover how Handel's experience in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel's footsteps to understand how he embraced the country's artistic and cultural...

Fri 10/18, 10:00pm
Grammy Salute to Music Legends

Enjoy a star-studded awards concert for Recording Academy honorees with performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Patti Austin, Sheila E, Sam Moore, Julio Iglesias and more...