A series of special arts programs begins September 26 on Nine World.

Nine Network Arts Programs

In conjunction with the PBS Arts Fall Festival, the Nine Network will celebrate the community’s local arts scene on Nine World by presenting an encore telecast of Living St. Louis’ series of hour-long specials featuring the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The programs will air from Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine World.

FallArts-INUNISON Living St. Louis, SLSO: Lift Every Voice
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month with the IN UNISON Chorus.
Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine World
FallArts-CircusFlora Living St. Louis, SLSO: Circus Flora
Producer Patrick Murphy shot 12 hours of footage using three cameras to catch the drama and artistry of circus acrobats flying, twirling and leaping across Powell Hall’s specially extended stage while Symphony musicians provided the live orchestra accompaniment.
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine World
FallArts-Symphony Living St. Louis, SLSO: Carmina Burana
The Symphony performs Carl Orff’s masterpiece “Carmina Burana.”
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. on
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FallArts-ClassicalMusic Living St. Louis, SLSO: Classical Hits
Classical music blockbusters enliven this episode with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine World
FallArts-Klinghoffer Living St. Louis Special: The Death of Klinghoffer
A backstage look at Opera Theater’s  production by composer John Adams. It stars Brian Mulligan as Leon Klinghoffer and Nancy Maultsby and his wife Marilyn and recounts the real-life attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro.
Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine World

PBS Arts Fall Festival

Music and dance have a new home on Friday nights this fall. The PBS Arts Fall Festival opens October 14 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS and runs every Friday night into December. Each episode of the nine-part festival takes place in a different location across America.

FallArts-HMS_Pinafore Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore
Delight in this spectacular new production of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater, directed by the theater’s artistic director, Joe Dowling. Infused with fresh musical arrangements of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s memorable melodies — ranging from big band swing to classic pop — HMS Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone.
Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local soprano Christine Brewer

American Masters: Come Together: A Pearl Jam Twenty
This exclusive excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s “Pearl Jam Twenty” reveals how the seminal Seattle band formed and features “Footsteps” from the original “Momma-Son” demo tape Eddie Vedder sent Stone Gossard as his audition for the band.
Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local rock band The Blind Eyes

FallArts-MiamiBallet Great Performances “Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine & Tharp”
This program spotlights one of America’s finest regional ballet companies, Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet. The program — a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp respectively — showcases the company’s critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine’s “Square Dance” and “Western Symphony,” as well as Tharp’s “The Golden Section.”
Friday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local dance company Ashleyliane Dance Company

Give Me the Banjo
Narrated by Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, the film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country. It is a story of America’s quintessential musical instrument from its African slavery roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary folk musicians such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as from leading music historians, instrument builders and collectors.
Friday November 4 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local banjo player Ryan Spearman

American Masters: Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
Follow award-winning director/choreographer Bill T. Jones’s intense creative journey as he leads his company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope… Fervently Do We Pray, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial.

Friday November 11 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local choreographer Michael Uthoff of Dance St. Louis

FallArts-WomenWhoRock Women Who Rock
From Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy as it traces the indelible mark that amazing women musicians have made on America’s soundtrack. Inspired by the “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, “Women Who Rock” reveals new insights into what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll, while exploring how those dynamics between the sexes have changed with time.
Friday November 18 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local rocker Paige Brubeck of the band Sleepy Kitty

FallArts-IlPostino Great Performances: Il Postino from LA Opera
Bask in the beautiful voice of world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo with the LA Opera in this romantic new opera by composer Daniel Catán based on the Oscar-winning Italian film.
Friday November 25 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS

View the feature on local opera company Union Avenue Opera

Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli in Central Park
Beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli performs a free concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert.
Friday December 2 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
FallArts-LittleMermaid Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet
Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s haunting tale of love with San Francisco Ballet’s production of John Neumeier’s inventive ballet. The original score is by young Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach.
Friday December 16 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS


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