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Great Performances: Now Hear This - Series 2

Three-Parts Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 18

Scott Yoo, host of "Now Hear This."
Scott Yoo, Host of "Now Hear This."

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in Now Hear This Season 2, a three-part documentary miniseries presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, travel and culture, as Yoo chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.


Hadyn: King of Strings
Friday, Sept. 18 at 9 pm.

Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous “Emperor Quartet.”

The Schubert Generation
Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m.

Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.

Becoming Mozart
Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.

Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart’s twentieth piano concerto.