Highlights May 29 to June 4

The National Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Monday co-hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna features musical performers honoring the U.S. troops from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Based on Andrew Carroll’s bestseller “War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars” is a collection of personal correspondence that brings to life the deepest, most human side of war on American Experience at 8 p.m. Monday.

Carnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary with a gala concert by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert on Great Performances at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Filmed over four years, Independent Lens “Garbage Dreams” at 9 p.m. Tuesday follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo.

To celebrate his 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine’s life and work are the subject of a documentary on American Masters at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Graham Reynolds and a 10 piece orchestra perform a concerto and works from his new CD “Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington” on Arts In Context at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Emerging artists take the spotlight as part of AMOA¹s exhibition ³ New Art In Austin: 15 to Watch.² Arts In Context features the artist in this exhibit that are stretching the boundaries of contemporary art on Arts In Context at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Bluegrass is the order of the night as Steve Martin picks up his banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition, followed by young Texan Sarah Jarosz on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond talks about the changes in American society on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Galveston Island at 7:30 p.m. Thursday looks at the city of Galveston from its history, culture and resiliency after Hurricane Ike.

Chet heads to Galveston to hit the beach and explore the history and food of Texas’s most historic island on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cool off with water features, big and small, on a preview of the Austin Pond Society tour on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Singer/composer/bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding debuts on ACL with a mix of jazz and soul and contemporary torch singer Madeleine Peyroux follows on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.