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GREAT PERFORMANCES
Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil

 

The LA Philharmonic’s gala celebration of John Williams’ peerless achievements reunites him with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance features Williams’ noted compositions, including themes from Schindler’s List and Star Wars.

 

MUSIC VOYAGER
The Bahamas: Junkanoo Celebration

 

Their journey to the The Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year’s Day. During this period the city explodes with vibrant color and celebratory music, as revelers dressed in elaborate costumes parade down the streets dancing to the African-rooted rhythms of Bahamian music. The energy is infectious and the Music Voyager team find themselves wanting to learn more about the roots of Junkanoo and what it tells about the history and people of The Bahamas. They visit the Junkanoo Museum, try on a traditional costume, and even join in a rehearsal, trading licks with the Colours marching band. An exploration of Junkanoo takes them into the mysteries of the past, yet also demonstrates how the people of today’s Bahamas are working to keep their own unique traditions going strong far into the future.

 

Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

 

Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven’t, the consequences have sometimes been calamitous.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2017

 

Julie Andrews hosts a traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The program features Strauss Family waltzes and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 9 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award- winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 9 of 9
After six passionate and poignant seasons, the curtain comes down on Downton Abbey. How will fate resolve the stories of Edith, Mary, Thomas, Anna, Robert, Cora, Daisy, Carson, Violet, Isobel and all the other occupants of this unforgettable house?

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 8 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award- winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 8 of 9
Two romances get complicated. Molesley and Spratt try out new jobs. Thomas takes a fateful step. Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal. Isobel puts her foot down.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 7 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 7 of 9
A car race gives Mary flashbacks. Mrs. Patmore opens for business. Mrs. Hughes tricks Carson. Things get serious for Edith. Robert gets a surprise gift.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 6 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 6 of 9
The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 5 of 9

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 5 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award- winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 5 of 9
Thomas makes Andy a generous offer. Spratt rescues Denker. A powerful politician comes to dinner. Robert upsets the family. Mary gets suspicious.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 4 of 9

 

The highest-rated drama in PBS history, this Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama’s sixth and final season features intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate.

 

Part 4 of 9
Miss Baxter faces a dilemma. Anna and Mary rush to London. Daisy continues to press her case. A former maid comes to lunch. Car talk is in the air.

 

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