Our August Membership Campaign is underway, which means it’s time to catch some great shows and – with your generous donation to NPT – receive thank-you gifts ranging from DVDs and CDs to concert tickets.
Enjoy this month’s special programming (check our schedule for additional airings) and please support Nashville Public Television.
Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. It’s a double celebration in Mannheim Steamroller 30/40: 30 years of magical holiday music and 40 years of Grammy-winning composer Chip Davis’ atmospheric “Fresh Aire” pieces. The concert was recorded over two nights last December at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska. See Mannheim Steamroller Nov. 20 at TPAC.
Sunday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 p.m. If you miss the drama and splendor of Downton Abbey, here’s something to tide you over till the new season premieres in January. Downton Abbey Rediscovered features interviews with the series’ creators and cast members, as well as scenes from previous seasons and a preview of the upcoming (gulp) final season.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m. The tenors of Il Volo have a passionate following. Find out why in Il Volo: Live From Pompeii when the group is joined by a full orchestra for performances of Italian classics and original songs. The concert is set amid the stunning ruins of ancient Pompeii. See Il Volo March 1, 2016, at the Ryman Auditorium.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. PBS is marking the 25th anniversary of Ken Burns’ landmark Civil War documentary with a newly restored high-definition version of the series premiering next month. In the meantime, Ken Burns: The Civil War looks back at the making of the series with interviews and clips.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 p.m. In mid-September 1981, folk icons Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a legendary event that was captured in Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park. Here’s your chance to see it again or for the first time. Experience “The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel” with the Nashville Symphony June 14, 2016, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.