November pledge period to include favorite musicians, holiday specials, more

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Sarah Brightman's "Hymn" will premiere Nov. 26
Photo by Simon Fowler

Artists from Sarah Brightman to Engelbert Humperdinck and Daniel O’Donnell to Donny Osmond will be featured during our November pledge drive.

Special pledge programming will air Nov. 24 to Dec. 2.

To donate online and help support Panhandle PBS, click here.

The centerpiece of the drive is a new concert special featuring acclaimed soprano Brightman.

Filmed over two days in September at the foot of the Bavarian Alps in Germany, Hymn — which will air at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and midnight Nov. 29 — will be staged in a magical setting of mountains, lakes, castles and cuckoo clock houses.

The performance itself will be a hybrid of a musical film, an opera and a large-scale concert production. Brightman will be accompanied by her band, a 40-piece orchestra, a 50-voice choir and dancers.

The concert will feature several guest artists and musicians, including Japanese superstar Yoshiki.

Watch for other popular entertainers to be put in the spotlight during November:

  • Engelbert Humperdinck in Hawaii at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2
  • Carpenters: Close to You & Christmas Memories at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 and noon Dec. 2
  • Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell at 9 p.m. Nov. 24
  • Paul Simon’s Concert from Central Park at 1 a.m. Nov. 25 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28
  • Nathan Carter: Celtic Country at 5 p.m. Nov. 25
  • Donny Osmond: One Night Only! at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 25 and 9 p.m. Dec. 1
  • Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148 at 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and 9 p.m. Nov. 26
  • Ken Burns: The Civil War at 7 p.m. Nov. 27
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from Gainesville at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 1
  • Rick Steves Special: European Festivals at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and noon Dec. 1
  • Celtic Woman: Ancient Land at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1
  • Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall at midnight Dec. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2

Regular programming will resume Dec. 3.

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