Great Performances' 40th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Julie Andrews 

Credit: Courtesy of Joseph Sinnott

Hear GREAT PERFORMANCES alumni share stories of what the series and public TV have meant to them. Throughout its 40 year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers nationwide with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts. In celebration of this extraordinary legacy on the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary on PBS, a stellar roster of diverse alumni gather to share their personal stories of what Great Performances has meant to them, with reminiscences and performances by Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin and Take 6, Met Opera star Elīna Garanča and Michael Bublé. The evening, taped at Lincoln Center last November, will be televised on Great Performances, Friday, October 18 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.