- Heartbreak and Hope 20 Years After TragedyWatch This Now!
Father Basil O'Sullivan is the parish priest in Dunblane, Scotland. In 1996, this was the site of a primary school shooting that killed sixteen children and one teacher. It re…more
- Pastoring in a Community that Faces Continual TraumaWatch This Now!
Reverend Crebbin continues the conversation about chronic gun violence as he speaks with Pastor Samuel Saylor, Sr., Senior Pastor of Gardner Memorial AME Zion Church, and Past…more
- Thus Spoke Richard StraussWatch This Now!
Leonard Bernstein examines Richard Strauss' musical interpretation of the writings of Frederich Nietzche. The orchestra performs Thus Spake Zarathustra, a musical tonal poem a…more
- Liszt and the DevilWatch This Now!
Bernstein examines the Faust Symphony and suggests that Liszt himself was a kind of Faust. Three movements-Faust, Gretchen, and Mephistopheles-are analyzed and performed.
- Bach TransmogrifiedWatch This Now!
Bernstein discusses different transmogrifications or treatments of Bach's works. After an organ recital of the Little Fugue, guest conductor Leopold Stokowski conducts his own…more
- Alumni ReunionWatch This Now!
Bernstein celebrates the final concert of the tenth season of Young People's Concerts and welcomes back three performers, who made their debut in this series. Cellist Stephen …more
- A Copland CelebrationWatch This Now!
In this program, Aaron Copland's 70th birthday is celebrated with a performance of the Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestraandan abridged version of the Ballet Suite fro…more
- Bellini, La SonnambulaWatch This Now!
In La Sonnambula, Amina sleepwalks before her wedding and awakens in another man's bed. When Elvino discovers the situation, he cancels the wedding, believing she was unfaithf…more
- StiffelioWatch This Now!
Based on a French play, Stiffelius, this opera tells the story of a protestant minister whose wife commits adultery in his absence. He forgives her from the pulpit, choosing a…more
- Don CarlosWatch This Now!
Don Carlos is one of opera's most profound works. Its depth of characterization, its musical grandeur, and Verdi's astounding combination of craft and inspiration make it the …more
- AlziraWatch This Now!
Based on the 1736 play Alzire, ou les Américains by Voltaire, this opera by Verdi is set in Peru in the sixteenth century. The drama revolves around the captive princess, Al…more
- Star-studded Anniversary, 125 Years of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraWatch This Now!
The Concertgebouw was officially inaugurated on 11 April 1888. Public interest was so great that Amsterdam experienced its very first traffic jam (of carriages). Under the bat…more