Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park on WXXI-TV

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park on WXXI-TV

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a free concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn and Great Performances captured the evening.

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park, premieres Friday, December 2 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT2.1/cable 1011 and 11). Bocelli was joined by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert.The program is the New York-based offering of the multi-city PBS Arts Fall Festival. The program will encore on Sunday, December 4 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

Widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world with more than 70 million albums sold, Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti, and David Foster, and from the classical world bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana María Martínez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and  some new surprises.

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