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Behind the Scenes with Cirque du Soleil's Band

Season 51 Episode 15 | 4m 55s

Follow Scott Yoo as he goes behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil for a session with the circus' music director, Aaron Guidry.

Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Jody and John Arnhold, the Abra Prentice Foundation, The Starr Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Seton J. Melvin, the Estate of Worthington Mayo-Smith, the Jack Lawrence Charitable Remainder Trust Worchell Lawrence, and Ellen and James S. Marcus.
Extras
Enjoy a sneak peek from the star-studded concert.
The cast of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's 80th Anniversary" perform "Edelweiss."
Patrick Wilson performs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin" from "Oklahoma."
Audra McDonald, Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim discuss their earliest memory of R&H.
Features an all-star cast at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The comedic play tells the story of a Black preacher’s scheme to reclaim his inheritance.
Purlie (Leslie Odom, Jr.) tells Missy about his plan to get his church back.
Audra McDonald performs "Will He Like Me?" from "She Loves Me."
Audra McDonald performs "I Could Have Danced All Night" from "My Fair Lady."
Audra McDonald performs "Cornet Man" and explains her special connection to the song.
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  • Great Performances Season 48
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  • Great Performances Season 46
  • Great Performances Season 45
  • Great Performances Season 44
  • Great Performances Season 43
  • Great Performances Season 42
  • Great Performances Season 41
  • Great Performances Season 40
  • Great Performances Season 39
  • Great Performances Season 38
  • Great Performances Season 37
  • Great Performances Season 36
  • Great Performances Season 35
Features an all-star cast at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The comedic play tells the story of a Black preacher’s scheme to reclaim his inheritance.
Audra McDonald performs a repertoire of classic Broadway songs at the London Palladium.
Experience this Shakespearean classic directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.
Ancient Babylon comes to life in this production of Verdi’s early masterpiece.
Follow host Scott Yoo’s journey to compose a piece of music for the first time.
Explore how virtuosos become maestros, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Chang and more.
Explore the work of two legendary virtuosos, Niccolò Paganini and Robert Johnson.
Visit Julliard Pre-College with Scott Yoo to play with some of tomorrow’s virtuosos.
A diva returns to South America to perform at Manaus—and to search for her lost lover.