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Great Performances: "Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato"

Friday, Mar. 27 at 9pm on WGBH 2

Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes “Mirth, with thee we mean to live.” Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms. Mikhail Baryshnikov hosts.

Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro Il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro Il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Great Performances

Mark Morris' "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato."

120 min.

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

Great Performances

Revel in a romantic concert of lush music from classic Italian movies.

American Voices With Renée Fleming

American Voices With Renée Fleming

Great Performances

An overview of the American Voices festival.

90 min.

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015 Preview

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015 Preview

Great Performances

Join host Julie Andrews for the annual New Year’s celebration from Vienna’s opulent Musikverein.

90 min.

Cats: Preview

Cats: Preview

Great Performances

Revel in this encore presentation of one of musical theater’s biggest blockbusters.

120 min.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! Preview

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! Preview

Great Performances

Savor a selection of songs from the collaborative classic jazz recording Cheek to Cheek performed by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

60 min.

Schedule

Saturday
3/28/15 7:00 PM
WGBX 44
Monday
3/30/15 3:00 AM
WGBX 44
Friday
4/3/15 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
Saturday
4/4/15 3:00 AM
WGBX 44
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