Evening at Pops (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Music from a serious film and also some not-so-serious music make up the opening program in the 29th edition of this summer series. Violinist Itzhak Perlman talks with composer John Williams, the Pops conductor, about their collaboration on the music for ``Schindler's List,'' the big winner at this year's Oscars night. In addition, Perlman performs a little of the music from the film and plays Kreisler's ``Liebesfreud.''
It's with the arrival of Peter Schickele that comedy takes over. The musical parodist - who's been spoofing composers for decades - joins Perlman in a rendition of a work called ``Konzertschtick for Two Violins mit Orchestra'' by P.D.Q. Bach. Schickele followers will recognize P.D.Q. as a fictitious composer who's long been a mainstay of Schickele's classical clowning.
Jacksonville Jazz XIV (PBS, 10 -11 p.m.): The range of styles alone would make this year's festival of note, but the artists are the real attraction in this special, taped live in Florida last fall. Pianist Michel Camilo and his trio are themselves a mix of period pop: He's a Latin jazz master whose music also reflects flamenco, blues, fusion, acoustic, and even mainstream.
As for Rosemary Clooney - what can I tell you? The singer is considered, even by the hard-nosed, to be at the top of her 50-year career - interpretatively, at least. She runs through ``Straighten Up and Fly Right'' and other numbers she's been known for (yes, including ``Come On-a My House'').
On the other hand, if you want a straight '90s sound, you could do worse than the Brecker Brothers: Michael on sax, Randy on trumpet. Together again after some solo work, they play music from hip-hop to be-bop to Afropop.
Scottish-born tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot, whose playing also offers a modern sound - street rhythms, R&B, and other influences - closes the show.
Please check local listings for these programs.