Sundays in May are for the Arts!

April 27, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Musical performances, theatrical masterpieces and a visit to one of the world’s most renowned art museums – here’s what is in store for arts lovers on PBS Wisconsin this month.

International Jazz Day: 10th Anniversary Celebration

3 p.m. Sunday, May 2

Look back at 10 years of historic International Jazz Day concerts featuring dozens of music icons, including performances by Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Hugh Masekela and more.

Great Performances: Uncle Vanya

3 p.m. Sunday, May 9

Experience Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece in this Olivier Award-nominated West End production adapted by Conor McPherson, starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage from London’s Harold Pinter Theater.

Great Performances: The Arts Interrupted

3 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Take a look at how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the pandemic and evolving.

We are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

4 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Join Maestro Luke Frazier and a star-studded cast for an exciting evening of songs that bring us together. The show features performances by Crazy-Ex Girlfriend’s Gabrielle Ruiz; America’s Got Talent vocalist Rayshun LaMarr; Broadway star and recording artist Morgan James; Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes; and celebrated recording artist Nova Payton. Hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winner Judith Light.

Inside the Met

Begins 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23 (Part 1) and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30

Experience the 150th birthday of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) amid the COVID-19 pandemic and urgent demands for social justice, as the art institution makes history in ways no one could have predicted.

One Voice: The Songs We Share

Begins 4 p.m. Sunday, May 30

The American Pops Orchestra celebrates the diverse musical genres and influences of America. Hosted by Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, the episode “The Sacred” features music that transcends its original genre and audience – music once only performed in church adapted by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Aretha Franklin to be shared beyond the walls of the sanctuary. Hosted by Tony Award-winner Jesse Mueller, the episode “Broadway” features classic show tunes recorded by the Rat Pack, Johnny Mathis and other chart-topping artists of the time, as well as musical theater songs that give a broader voice to our changing society.

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