PBS Winter Membership Campaign: Music Specials
PBS special programming (pledge programs) invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, and nature. You can also enjoy front-row seats to world-class performances. And music takes center stage during our VPM PBS Winter Membership Campaign (check local listings for air times):
Aretha Franklin Remembered
Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with her greatest hits from television appearances spanning the 1960s-2000s, many of which have never been seen in the U.S.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, return with a spectacular new studio album Ancient Land - the first brand new studio album since the Grammy-nominated Destiny in 2016. Ancient Land features all new material for Celtic Woman, with new and original songs alongside traditional Irish pieces and some well-known cover songs.
Chaka Khan: Homecoming
Ten-time Grammy Award-winner Chaka Khan has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Now, she brings her unmistakable stylings to her hometown of Chicago in this new special. Filmed at the remarkable Harris Theatre in front of a raucous audience, Chaka and her 12-piece band deliver wonderful renditions of her funk classics such as “Tell Me Something Good,” written by Stevie Wonder, and “I Feel For You” written and first performed by Prince, among many others.
Christmas with Daniel O'Donnell
Irish easy listening crooner Daniel O’Donnell performs twelve renditions of well-known Christmas songs in this festive holiday album, O Holy Night. Enjoy inspirational favorites like “Away In A Manger,” the uplifting classic, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” and a performance of the title track hymn “O Holy Night.”
David Foster: An Intimate Evening
David Foster performs songs from his unparalleled catalog along with friends such as Katharine McPhee, Pia Toscano, Loren Allred and more. Revisit hits like “The Power of Love”, “The Prayer,” songs from The Bodyguard and so many more.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Drawing over 10 million viewers, NBC’s highly anticipated special event Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert received rave reviews for its production, calling it “genuinely thrilling” (The New York Times), “truly transcendent” (Hollywood Reporter) and “the best live TV musical yet” (The Daily Beast).
John Fogerty: 50 Year Trip - Live at Red Rocks
Recorded at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 20th, 2019, as part of John Fogerty’s nationwide U.S. tour celebrating 50 years since Creedence Clearwater Revival performed at Woodstock Festival in 1969. The album includes live John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival classics including “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Centerfield” along with live favorites “Suzie Q” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”
Pete Seeger Tribute Concert: Woody's Children 50th Anniversary
A historic gathering of folk music legends on one stage, celebrating both the iconic legacy of Pete Seeger in what would have been his 100th year, and the 50th anniversary of “Woody’s Children”, the longest running on-going folk music radio program in America. Pete Seeger coined the name “Woody’s Children”, and thus established a permanent musical home for himself and all the illustrious folk singers featured in this unforgettable concert.