A brand new, star-studded live performance, “United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream,” will air on New Yr’s Eve, Friday, December 31, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. ET and once more from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.
Filmed in entrance of a reside viewers exterior Independence Corridor in Philadelphia, the live performance will have a good time the American dream and America’s irrepressible energy, reminding viewers of the pursuit of uniting as one America.
The live performance will function performances by recording artists Delbert Anderson and David Archuleta; Latin pop singer Jencarlos Canela; Grammy Award-winning singer Judy Collins; multi-platinum R&B and pop recording artist Deborah Cox; Broadway performer Drew Gehling; rising opera star Amber Merritt; violinist and UN Messenger of Peace Midori; five-time Grammy Award-winner Sandi Patty; singer Cassadee Pope; guitarist Pepe Romero; Tony Award-winners Lea Salonga and Paulo Szot; harpist Brandee Youthful; and the American Pops Orchestra, carried out by Luke Frazier. It is going to be hosted by three-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera.
This system additionally will function a newly-commissioned efficiency by the Washington Ballet.
First opened in 1752 to deal with the Pennsylvania legislature, Independence Corridor is the birthplace of America. Right here, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Military in 1775; the Founding Fathers additionally debated and signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Structure right here. At the moment Independence Corridor is a UNESCO World Heritage Website.
“The wealthy historical past that came about at Independence Corridor reminds us of the challenges our nation confronted as such a younger nation,” David M. Rubinstein, co-executive producer of the live performance, stated, including, it “celebrates the ever-present pursuit of the American dream, and our collective hope of unity, right here in America and past.”
The same live performance, “celebrating the resilience of America” and filmed at Mount Vernon in Virginia and the Kennedy Middle in Washington, aired final New Yr’s Eve on PBS.