Celebrate New Year’s with CET
Say farewell to 2017 and ring in 2018 with a few annual favorites! Here’s the rundown of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day special programming on CET and ThinkTV.
Live from Lincoln Center – NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway
Sunday, December 31, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV 16
Join Live From Lincoln Center for a New Year’s Eve tradition. This year the New York Philharmonic celebrates the 100th birthday of the late Leonard Bernstein, its fabled Musical Director from 1958 to 1969. From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town, Bernstein’s music for Broadway charted new stylistic and emotional territory. Led by Bramwell Tovey, with special guests Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Laura Osnes (Cinderella), and Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal), this loving tribute promises to become a classical music moment to remember.
Austin City Limits: Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31, at 11pm on CET and ThinkTV 16
Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of fame. Performers include Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and more. Chris Isaak hosts.
Great Performances: From Vienna – The New Year’s Celebration 2018
Monday, January 1, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV 16
Thursday, January 4, at 8pm on CET Arts
Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of Italian conductor and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. This year’s program welcomes new host Hugh Bonneville, best known as Robert, Earl of Grantham, in Masterpiece’s global phenomenon, Downton Abbey.