Donate

Gloria Estefan: The Standards Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 9:01 PM

Over the course of her illustrious career, 7-time Grammy-Award winning international superstar Gloria Estefan has recorded many classics from the American Songbook and collaborated with musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, BB King, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and most recently, with the legendary Tony Bennett. It's been a lifelong dream of Gloria's to record an entire album of standards - songs that have a very special meaning in her life. "I personally chose some of the most beloved songs of all time, songs that spoke to me personally," says Gloria. "We recorded the album live in the studio with a core group of four incredibly talented musicians, all maestros of this genre and a wonderful orchestra. Something really special happens when musicians record together live - it was magical and this PBS special will actually be the first time that I'm performing these songs live in concert."
On her new album, simply titled Gloria Estefan: The Standards, she recorded songs that were written by some of the most prolific songwriters like Jerome Kern, Chaplin and Gershwin. Featured on the album are Grammy-Award winning Laura Pausini, Joshua Bell and saxophone great, Dave Koz, who will also perform on the PBS concert special. Estefan said: "This Standards album and concert special bring everything full circle for me. It has been a labor of love in so many ways and has allowed me to record and perform these classic songs - in a new and modern way."
Gloria will perform The Standards with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, led and conducted by Grammy-Award nominee Shelly Berg, at the renowned New World Center. Gloria personally selected some of her all-time favorite songs, from the Billie Holiday classic "Good Morning Heartache" and her adaptation of Chaplin's "Smile," to the first song she sang with Emilio and the Miami Latin Boys, "What a Difference a Day Makes," and her wedding song, "El Dia Que Me Quieras," which for the first time was translated into English as "The Day You Say You Love Me." Gloria's signature and distinctively sultry contralto voice perfectly embraces some of the most recognizable and beloved tunes from musical eras in this unforgettable intimate performance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV
    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.