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From Acropolis: A Salute to the Games with the Berlin Philharmonic (#2912)

GREAT PERFORMANCES continues its tradition of showcasing the world's preeminent orchestras with the Berlin Philharmonic opening concert for Greece's Hellenic Festival, the five-month cultural celebration featuring music, theater and dance in celebration of the 2004 summer Olympic Games in Athens. From the spectacular Herodes Atticus amphitheatre, against a backdrop of ancient Athens, conductor Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berlin in a concert featuring Johannes Brahms'stowering Piano Concerto No. 1, with renowned conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist. The program examines modern day Athens and its connection to the origin of the games, as well as its role as the birthplace of democracy. [86 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
10-12+
Curricular Areas
The Arts
Series Length
247 episodes
Average Episode Length
97 minutes
Record Rights
Sch/until 3/24/16; ncc; simul. ;7-day cached rights
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