Oct. 14: “The Guthrie Theater Presents H.M.S. Pinafore”
“H.M.S. Pinafore” is the Minneapolis theater’s production of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Directed by the Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling; hosted by Rainn Wilson.
Oct. 21: “American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty”
American Masters marks the Seattle band’s 20th anniversary. Directed by Cameron Crowe; hosted by director Taylor Hackford.
Miami City Ballet showcases three works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Hosted by Andy Garcia.
Nov. 4: “ Give Me the Banjo”
From the Blue Ridge Mountains, this episode explores the roots of American banjo music. Narrated by Steve Martin; directed by Marc Fields. Rosanne Cash hosts.
“American Masters” follows the director and choreographer in Chicago as he creates the dance-theater piece “Fondly Do We Hope . . . Fervently Do We Pray.” The host had not been announced.
Nov. 18: “Women Who Rock”
PBS Arts celebrates female musicians who marked the male-dominated world of rock-and-roll. Produced by Susan Wittenberg and Carol Stein in conjunction with Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Host not announced.
L.A. Opera features Plácido Domingo in a work by composer Daniel Catán. Hosted by Linda Ronstadt.
Dec, 2: “Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli in Central Park”
PBS Arts presents tenor Andrea Bocelli performing in Central Park with the New York Philharmonic. Conducted by music director Alan Gilbert; hosted by Paula Zahn.
San Francisco Ballet’s production of John Neumeier’s ballet. Hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi.