PBS to Air Fifth Annual Arts Fall Festival, 10/9
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs. The PBS Arts Fall Festival is an annual cornerstone of PBS' Friday primetime lineup, reaching more than 15 million viewers last season and underscoring PBS' ongoing commitment to give audiences the best of the arts on-air and online. This year, the Festival will be hosted by seven-time Grammy Award-winning international music superstar Gloria Estefan, whose own musical journey with her husband Emilio, is told in the new Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, premiering in October at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.
The Festival launches with the inventive, high-energy UNITY - THE LATIN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON, hosted by the legendary and world-renowned percussionist Sheila E. and featuring Michael Jackson's greatest hits interpreted by award-winning Latin artists.
This concert special showcases a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar's album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert features 10 classic songs from the hit 12-track album, such as "Smooth Criminal," "I Want You Back" and "Billie Jean," re-imagined by musicians from all over Latin America.
The PBS Arts Fall Festival premieres Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.