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Arts on TV: Darin Atwater, Stephen Sondheim, Il Volo

April 19, 2012|Ed Stockly
  • Stephen Sondheim, center, joins an all-star cast onstage at the close of "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert."
Stephen Sondheim, center, joins an all-star cast onstage at the close of… (PBS )

"Open Call" 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: 100 Voices: A Journey Home: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, "Open Call" features a wide variety of productions from profiles of artists.

"Soulful Symphony With Darin Atwater: Song in a Strange Land" 11:30 a.m. Friday; Noon Wednesday, KCET: Artistic director Atwater conducts an 85-member orchestra in compositions exhibiting styles ranging through gospel, jazz and symphonic music.

"Il Volo Takes Flight" Noon Friday, KOCE: The Italian teen vocal group performs classical and traditional Italian songs at the Detroit Opera House.

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: Boundaries: Artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo and Lynda Benglis.

"Live From the Artists Den" 10 p.m. Friday, KLCS: Iron and Wine: Iron and Wine performs at Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

"Rick Steves' Europe" 8:30 p.m. Saturday, KVCR: Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brulée: Eiffel Tower; Orsay Gallery; French cuisine; Parisian history.

"Great Performances" 9 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert: David Hyde Pierce hosts the New York Philharmonic's salute to composer Stephen Sondheim; with Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie and Audra McDonald.

"Dudu Fisher: In Concert From Israel" 4 p.m. Sunday, KCET: Singer Dudu Fisher performs Broadway tunes and Israeli songs.

"Exploring the Arts With Gloria Greer" 5:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: John Bayless: The veteran journalist chats with local art experts in Palm Springs.

"Passport to Europe With Samantha Brown" 9 a.m. Wednesday, Travel: Normandy, France: Artist Claude Monet; D-Day and Omaha Beach in Normandy.

"Rick Steves' Europe” 7 p.m. Wednesday, KCET: Barcelona and Catalunya: The festivity of Barcelona; Montserrat; pilgrimage along the Costa Brava; Salvador Dali's home and mausoleum/museum.


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