It's the start of the school year for the 800 students of the Juilliard School in New York, one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world and one of the most selective. The school boasts an impressive list of now famous artists who have studied in its drama, dance and music divisions - from Yo You Ma to Kevin Spacey, from Philip Glass to Pina Bausch.
Both teams arrive on Italy's Amalfi Coast. After a gruelling 12-hour overland journey, classical cellist Li Lu and soprano Lindsey Crow are in Positano, ready to perform for wealthy Italian holiday makers with deep pockets.
This story of music, faith and heroism focuses on the Brunswick Salvation Army Band whose fate in World War II is one of the most tragic and little told episodes of Australia's wartime history.
The life and work of one of the most important global pop singers of the past 50 years. Though she began his career in the girl group Destiny's Child, her unique talent catapulted to fame as a solo artist after.
Each year, the best dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland's state schools come together to stage one of the state's largest performing arts events. Be wowed by some of the best young performing artists Australia has to offer.
A new production from the Ballets de Monte Carlo. Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot continues his quest to update classical ballet for a modern, younger audience whilst retaining the finesse and qualities of his predecessors. A young cast is led by "danseuse etoile" Bernice Coppieters and they dance to the Cleveland Orchestra.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli in Verona's Roman amphitheatre, this lavish television production of Bizet's classic opera features one of the new stars of opera, Russian-born Marina Domashenko.
Danced by the State Ballet Berlin, performed by the State Orchestra Berlin. Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti. Developed in collaboration with the Staatsballet, Berlin.
A dedicated and gifted British music teacher helps youngsters in the black South African township of Soweto move from the abject poverty, crime and despair of their environment to hope and joy at her unusual centre for classical music excellence.
Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner.
With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James Rhodes is not your typical concert pianist. In this seven-part series, James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
Six works written expressly for the clarinet are performed by Alan Vivian (clarinet), David Pereira (cello), Alan Hicks and Katherine Day (piano).
In a bid to get the musical Man in the Mirror ready for the opening night just weeks away, the dancers are being worked to the bone in rehearsals. But rebellion is in the air. The dancers are unhappy with some of their work conditions and mutiny is threatened. Their stressful rehearsals are bringing injuries through missteps.
Looks at the Sydney improvised music scene and the origins of the Now Now festival of avant-garde, experimental music. Musicians Claire Cooper and Clayton Thomas talk about their influences and music.
In this episode, James plays the magnificent and fiendishly difficult Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, written for the organ by JS Bach and transcribed for the piano 200 years later by virtuoso Ferrucio Busoni.
Sometimes a song really does change a nation. Filmed live at WOMADelaide 2011, Archie Roach is joined by long-time friends Shane Howard and Neil Murray to perform three iconic Australian songs.
A short biographical film on composer Richard Wagner.
This is the personal story of achievement by the remarkable Adrian Anantawan, a brilliant young Canadian solo violinist, born without a right hand.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.