Great Performances coming up in 2020.
Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and conducted by three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Andris Nelsons, Great Performances – From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2020 premieres Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with an encore performance at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
The broadcast will be available to stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.
The program celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with the composer’s Selections of Contredanses and visits to the Beethoven museum, Musikverein’s archives, which house the largest collection of Beethoven manuscripts in the world and more led by host Hugh Bonneville.
As the world welcomes a new decade, Great Performances continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at Vienna’s famous Musikverein. Under the baton of three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guest conductor and Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons, the concert spotlights the talent of the Vienna State Ballet and the Vienna Philharmonic with beloved waltzes by Strauss and more.
PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville (Masterpiece: Downton Abbey) returns as host for a third year, touring Musikverein’s archives, which hold the largest collection of Beethoven manuscripts in the world, the Beethoven museum and other locations associated with the legendary composer in honor of his 250th birthday (December 17, 2020).
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