Music & Dance

New! In the Making (American Masters) 85 min.

Follow two performers as they break down barriers in music. Opera singer J’Nai Bridges takes the stage in “A Knee on the Neck,” a choral tribute to George Floyd. Country artist Rissi Palmer redefines success as she works on her latest album, while uplifting other artists of color in the Americana genres.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music 107 min.

Rich with stunning musical performances, the documentary Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music captures Taylor Mac’s marathon, 24-hour immersive theatrical experience. The one-time-only concert offered an alternative take on U.S. history, narrated through popular music performed by Mac (accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra) in elaborate, decade-specific costumes.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Albéniz: Portraits of Spain 55 min.

Like Scarlatti before him, Isaac Albeniz was a keyboard composer captivated by Spain. Scott Yoo travels with guitarist Manuel Barrueco and pianist Juan Perez Floristan through the great Spanish cities of Andalusia, to see how Albeniz captured their culture, history and sounds in a brilliant series of musical portraits, his most celebrated works.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Andy Akiho Found (his) Sound 54 min.

Scott Yoo follows composer, steel pan virtuoso and video artist Andy Akiho through New York, to figure out how this musical visionary has combined Caribbean, Asian and jazz influences to become one of the most in-demand composers today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Great Performances: Now Hear This (Season 4) 240 min.

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in Now Hear This, a new four-part documentary miniseries presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, and travel, as he chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Piazzolla’s History with Tango 54 min.

Scott Yoo and his wife Alice Dade, a leading flutist, travel to Buenos Aires to discover the music of Astor Piazzolla, who fell in love with tango. Then fell out of love. Then tango fell out of love with him. Scott and Alice play with Argentina’s greatest musicians and dancers, to find out if Piazzolla and tango could ever reconcile.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Schumann: Genius and Madness 54 min.

Many composers have struggled with mental health problems, few more famously than Robert Schumann. Scott goes to Scotland, Germany and France, with cellist Bion Tsang, psychiatrist and pianist Dr. Richard Kogan and other fascinating musicians and scholars, to understand the connection between mental health and creativity in the work of Schumann and other great artists.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Moonshot: The Remarkable Journey of Apollo Chamber Players 70 min.

"MoonShot: The Remarkable Journey of Apollo Chamber Players" tells the story of four musicians from different backgrounds who came together to create one of the most innovative ensembles in the world. It is a tale of resilience and determination, of radical musical inclusivity that has reimagined what it means to be a performing arts ensemble in the 21st century. The film chronicles the origins of...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Kylie 6 min.

A black ballerina describes her trials and tribulations in the dance community while performing in the inner city streets of Los Angeles.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Día de Los Muertos 57 min.

Latino rock greats Los Lobos, the salsa-rap-reggae-funk Ozomatli and the all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache lead this musical celebration of this fiesta celebrated by people of Mexican heritage everywhere. Taped before a live audience in the “underworld” of The Caverns subterranean amphitheater, Dia de los Muertos! is a high-energy offering to celebrate a wonderful, ancient tradition.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022