“Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” celebrates 30 years of musical holiday and 40 years of groundbreaking Fresh Aire compositions with a milestone special on PBS stations nationwide. Combining interviews and behind-the scenes footage with musical performances, “MS 30/40” is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning this Saturday, May 30.
The program was captured in high definition and recorded in surround sound over two evenings last December at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE, hometown of Mannheim Steamroller. The broadcast features songs from the group’s ever-popular annual Christmas tour, including the iconic “Deck The Halls” arrangement by Chip and perennial favorite “Silent Night”. A special performance of “Greensleeves” features Elyse Davis, Chip’ daughter. New performances from the Fresh Aire series are part of the broadcast.
We’ll be sharing a listing of PBS stations airing the show, so make sure you watch for your local PBS air date and time.
Here is the schedule for airings through June 1. More dates will be added soon.
Updated – June 9, 2015