Music

American Masters "The Doors:When You’re Strange"

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 10:00pm

This feature documentary tells the Doors' story using original footage shot between the group’s formation in 1965 and Morrison’s death in 1971.

Great Performances at the Met: Don Pasquale on WXXI-TV

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 9:00pm

Anna Netrebko stars in and James Levine conducts Otto Schenk’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s sparkling comic opera.

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From Wood to Singing Guitar on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 6:30pm

A look at the craft of guitar-making through the eyes of a master.

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The Byron Janis Story on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 7:00pm

Byron Janis is a living legend of the classical music world.

 

The Music's Gonna Get You Through on WXXI-TV

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 9:00pm

Virtuoso jazz and blues artist Henry Butler starts a music camp for a group of blind and visually impaired teens.

Sixth sense

One day in middle school, walking out of the lunchroom down a long, sunny hallway, I saw my father emerge from the band room where he taught instrumental music. He spotted me and pivoted, approaching with another music teacher alongside and holding a thick, green glass Coke bottle in his hand. It was half full.

If It's Magic

There aren't many better ways to access the magic and mystery of existence than dreaming. My all time favorite came to me this summer. I was out behind a farmhouse somewhere at twilight. A cow grazed in a field. He wore a vest made of acorns. Girls in uniforms wandered past, offering loaves of warm bread. A dog in a harness pulled a wagon filled with sleeping fawns.

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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Lang Lang on WXXI-TV

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 8:30pm

The concert starring Alan Gilbert, Lang Lang, and Tchaikovsky is a true mid-winter’s dream.

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2012 on WXXI-TV

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 2:30pm

The Vienna Philharmonic and host Julie Andrews ring in 2012.

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: Dudamel: Conducting a Life

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 3:30pm

Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the LA Phil’s charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel.

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