June TV Specials
Leonard Cohen - Tower of Song
Sunday, June 10 at 12:30 pm
Filmed at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec on the first anniversary of his death, LEONARD COHEN – TOWER OF SONG celebrates the globally recognized icon, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. The special features performances by a star-studded lineup of international artists, and includes many of Cohen’s most celebrated songs, augmented by rare archival interviews and concert footage. A 24-piece orchestra, and special guests k.d. lang, Sting, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice and more pay tribute with moving renditions of “Dance Me to the End of Love,” “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” "Bird on a Wire" and “Democracy” to name a few.
JFK - The Last Speech
Sunday, June 10 at 2 pm
On October 26, 1963, weeks before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, he delivered a speech at Amherst College to dedicate the Robert Frost Library. JFK - THE LAST SPEECH captures this remarkable address to the students which emphasized Kennedy’s belief in national service and the importance of the arts. The program also details Kennedy’s relationship with the poet Robert Frost, who read a poem at Kennedy’s inauguration and served as a cultural emissary to Russia during Kennedy’s presidency. Throughout the documentary, students from the Amherst Class of ’64 share how the president’s words influenced their lives.
Celtic Gold: An Irish Song & Dance Journey
Sunday, June 10 at 3:30 pm
Celebrate Irish music, song and dance with world-class performers from Broadway to London's West End and beyond. Featuring both new and traditional music, this ultimate Irish concert was filmed in Dublin at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.
Pavlo Live In Kastori
Sunday, June 10 at 7 pm
Known for its picturesque lakes, the mountains of Greece come alive with the sounds of Pavlo's mediterranean guitar music. International recording artist PAVLO returns to Greece for a spectacular concert featuring old favorites and new classics. During the program, enjoy segments with Pavlo in the WFYI studios. WFYI members will be able to secure tickets to his upcoming show in Indianapolis, including an opportunity to meet the guitar legend. Click here to support WFYI.
Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live in Concert
Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. He is joined by conductor Zubin Mehta. Come along with Bocelli and host Chad Smith as we take an up close and personal tour and of his villa in Tuscany as well as the city of Florence. During the program, WFYI members can secure tickets to his upcoming show in Cincinnati. Click here to support WFYI.
Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live
Blues superstar Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to British Blues legends Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page in a stunning live concert entitled “Joe Bonamassa – British Blues Explosion Live.” Recorded at Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, in July, 2016. During this program, WFYI members can secure tickets to see Bonamassa play live in Indianapolis in November, including a limited quantity of passes to attend his soundcheck before the show. Click here to support WFYI.