A documentary on German choreographer Kurt Jooss: “The task of the arts is to confess inner things, to bring out emotions and this and that. But not, not to bring solutions.”
The Prague Ballet Gala with Polina Semionova; "Godfather of Soul" James Brown live in Montreux in 1981; and Handel's early masterpiece Agrippina
A highly-acclaimed group of nearly fifty brass and percussion players from the extraordinary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
The American String Quartet plays one of Beethoven's greatest works, which the composer once said (in response to critics), was "not for you, but a later age"
Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Haydn, Mozart, and Berlioz at the church of St. Irene in Istanbul; featured is flutist Emmanuel Pahud
Inspired by the words of the great German dramatist, tenor Josef Protschka is joined by soprano Maria Venuti in a recital of songs with Schiller lyrics
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis live at Lincoln Center, a German lieder recital with lyrics by Schiller, and a profile of British ballerina Darcey Bussell
Thomas Crawford conducts the American Classical Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Haydn's rarely-heard opera L'Isola disabitata
A piano recital by Burkhard Schliessmann: "an unapologetic Romantic" offers a program including Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Actor-producer Leah Gabriel on her new play The Good Girl-- a :mind-bending sci-fi exploration of a sexually shackled anti-utopia...."
Choreographer Rebecca Lazier and composer Dan Trueman collaborate in a dance-and-music work that pays tribute to Terry Riley's seminal music work, In C
Johann Strauss' opera Simplicius; Tan Dun's Ghost Opera, with the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man; and Claudio Abbado conducting Mahler's Symphony No. 9