Now Hear This

Travel across Europe on a journey of musical discovery

  • Fred Vigeant

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in the new four-part series Now Hear This by Great Performances.

You will travel with Scott Yoo as he meets and collaborates with world-renowned virtuosos, local musical heroes across many genres, artisan instrument makers, music historians and other charismatic characters through Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Morocco.

Each episode focuses on a great composer, tracing the creation of their masterpieces and the profound, lasting cultural impact of their music, while exploring little known or recently discovered works and new music they inspired.

Now Hear This on WITF Fridays at 9:00pm beginning September 20.  Episode rundown:

  • September 20 – Vivaldi – Explore Italy and discover how composer Vivaldi sparked a new era of music
  • September 27 – Bach – Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach’s works for solo violin
  • October 4 – Scarlatti – Journey to Spain and Morocco to discover how the region inspired Scarlatti
  • October 11 – Handel – Discover the impact of Handel’s trip through Italy with fellow composers

All episodes are also available to stream through our website and the PBS app beginning at the same time they’re scheduled to broadcast on WITF.

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