Live from Lincoln Center brings broadcasts of live performances of music, drama and dance direct from the stages of Lincoln Center in New York City into homes across America and around the world.
The Season 35 opener features violinist Joshua Bell teaming with Sting ("Come Again"); Kristin Chenoweth ("My Funny Valentine"); Chris Botti ("I Loves You Porgy"); Nathan Gunn ("O, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair"); Marvin Hamlisch ("I'll Take Manhattan"); Frankie Moreno ("Eleanor Rigby"); Regina Spektor ("Left Hand Song"); and Cuban music group Tiempo Libre ("Para Tí"). Also, thanks to technology, Bell "duets" with Russian pianist Sergey Rachmaninoff on Grieg's Violin Sonata No. 3, Movement II.
Pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trios and other selections at the Lincoln Center's Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Alan Alda hosts.
The Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific," about love in the South Pacific during WWII. Kelli O'Hara stars as a Navy nurse whose love for a French plantation owner (Paulo Szot) is tested by her own prejudice. Songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame," "A Wonderful Guy" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair."
The opening-night gala for the New York Philharmonic features music director Alan Gilbert conducting the U.S. premiere of Wynton Marsalis' "Jazz Symphony."
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform Bach's Double Concerto and Corelli's Christmas Concerto; and is joined by recorder virtuosa Michala Petri for works by Sammartini, Tartini and Vivaldi.
The New York Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Alan Gilbert, perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Lang Lang; and the second act of "The Nutcracker."