Join us as we present our second PBS New Year’s Eve special. Filmed in front of a live audience outside Independence Hall, United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream features performances by recording and touring artist Delbert Anderson; celebrated recording artist David Archuleta; award-winning Latin pop singer Jencarlos Canela; Grammy Award-winning and world-renowned artist Judy Collins; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist Deborah Cox; Broadway performer Drew Gehling; rising opera star Amber Merritt; UN Messenger of Peace Midori; five-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty; Grammy Award-nominated Cassadee Pope; internationally celebrated guitarist Pepe Romero; Tony Award winner Lea Salonga; Tony Award winner Paulo Szot; celebrated harpist Brandee Younger; alongside The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier and hosted by three-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. The program also features a newly commissioned performance by The Washington Ballet, led by Artistic Director Julie Kent and choreographed by celebrated choreographer Jessica Lang.

Musical selections include Stairway to Paradise, Groove Warrior (Anderson); True Colors, Movin’ (Archuleta); Aleluya, Ay Caramba (Canela); Send in the Clowns, Both Sides Now (Collins); Greatest Love of All, What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Cox); On the Street Where You Live, For Once in My Life/What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life (Gehling); He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Si Mes Vers (Merritt); Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 (Midori); How Great Thou Art, Love in Any Language (Patty); Let Me Go, What the Stars See (Pope); Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Mvt. 1, Fantasia Cubana (Romero); I Won’t Mind, Tinikling (Salonga); Man of La Mancha, Amor Vida de mi Vida (Szot); Ragtime Medley (The Washington Ballet); Ennanga Mvt. 1, If It’s Magic (Younger).

The show will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast.

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