What to Watch: 4 musical performances from Rufus Wainwright, Jane Lynch and more

What to Watch: 4 musical performances from Rufus Wainwright, Jane Lynch and more

The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from, including original productions and archival content.

This week, we’re diving into the trove of musical performances available on the ALL ARTS site and app, wherever you may stream. For more music, be sure to check out our marathon featuring the series “The Kate,” airing on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Aug. 22 starting at 12 p.m. Eastern.

The Kate: Jane Lynch

Featuring a roster of great concerts, “The Kate” is a live music series that derives its name from Katharine Hepburn and presents “bold performers with something to say.” You’ll find shows from Kandace Springs, Gina Chavez, Desmond Child, Sheila E. and Black Violin, among others.

In the video above, check out a cabaret performance from Jane Lynch, who is most well-known for her role as Sue Sylvester on “Glee.” Actress Kate Flannery (“The Office”) joins Lynch onstage.


Backstage Pass: Tunde Olaniran

Backstage Pass” intercuts musical performances with behind-the-scenes interviews with musicians, including electronic pop artist Tishmal, the alternative rock band Outer Vibe, blues-rock musician Eliza Neals and more.

Included in the highlights is a performance from multi-hyphenate artist Tunde Olaniran, whose song “Doorway” is featured on Yo-Yo Ma’s upcoming album “Notes for the Future” (out Sept. 10).


Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session

This episode of “ALL ARTS Performance Selects” features singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright as he performs selections from his 2020 studio album, “Unfollow the Rules.” Filmed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert took place at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles.

[For a behind-the-scenes look into the process, check out this making-of documentary about the creation of “Unfollow the Rules.”]


New York Philharmonic: Celebrating Sondheim

Celebrate the “dazzling orchestral world” of Stephen Sondheim in this presentation from the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Bernadette Peters with special guest Katrina Lenk. The program features suites from “Sunday in the Park With George,” “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” and more.