PBS announces ‘Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall’

PBS special expands nationwide to major US markets

Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall will begin airing nationwide in major markets across the U.S. on PBS TV stations starting November 2019. The classical music special was filmed during the Japanese rock star and classical composer’s sold out solo concerts at Carnegie Hall as he performed to standing ovations from American audiences.

Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall made its broadcast premiere this year in the New York City area on WNET THIRTEEN, the most-watched public television channel in America. Because of the enormous reaction from American viewers, Yoshiki’s touching, must-see concert has created overwhelming demand, with major PBS-affiliated TV stations receiving numerous requests to add the special to their programming schedule. Expect more U.S. airdates for Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall to be announced soon, but fans can visit Yoshiki’s website for a complete schedule.

Yoshiki – rock drummer, classical pianist, leader of the group X Japan, and one of the most influential composers in Japanese history – has headlined concerts across the globe, including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena and Tokyo Dome. His Carnegie Hall performance has been praised by major media.

Program Description: Composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X Japan, best-selling Japanese musician Yoshiki packed Carnegie Hall in New York City for two back-to-back performances, captured in the program Yoshiki Live at Carnegie Hall. Hosted by actor Mark Walberg (Antiques Roadshow), the concert features the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and includes the theme songs for the Golden Globe Awards and the 10th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s reign in Japan, plus Yoshiki’s heartfelt rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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