PBS Arts Festival: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park 12/2

Discover even more unique art from the nation’s emerging artists as the PBS Arts Fall Festival continues its nine-week celebration of the arts. Tune in each week for new full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chicago, Cleveland, and more.

On Friday, December 2, Fall Arts Fall Festival opens with the broadcast premiere of Andrea Bocelli’s free concert in Central Park on PBS Arts from New York: Great Performances “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park” at 8 p.m. and features his best-known and best-loved songs, along with an array of surprise guests. Bocelli will be accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, conducted by Joe Miller.

It’s followed by Smitten at 10:30 pm. In this film, Rene di Rosa is smitten by art. For more than 50 years, the renowned Napa Valley-based collector and California art patron has been seeking out unknown and emerging artists, adding their work to his ever-growing and vast collection. Di Rosa and his collected works, which have become the world’s largest and most notable collection of Northern California art, are the centerpiece of this film.