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American Voices with Renee Fleming (Episode #3817H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 12:30 PM
Conceived and hosted by renowned American singer Renee Fleming, American Voices is the groundbreaking festival of performances, master sessions and symposia convened in November 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, bringing together vocal masters, industry titans and emerging artists to celebrate the artistry, technique and challenges of professional singing. During six master sessions, fledgling artists receive one-on-one mentoring from iconic singers in a variety of genres: Eric Owens in classical, Dianne Reeves in jazz, Alison Krauss with Dr. Thomas Cleveland in country, Ben Folds in pop, Sutton Foster in musical theater and Kim Burrell in gospel. Joining these acclaimed artists for the festival's genre-spanning centerpiece concert are Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling, Josh Groban and Norm Lewis, with the National Symphony Orchestra and principal pops conductor Steven Reineke.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (Episode #3713()
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns once again to delight fans with a concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
Encores! Great Performances at the Met (Episode #3912B)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 -- 6:00 PM
This special Metropolitan Opera Encores program features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past 8 seasons of Great Performances at The Met broadcasts, performed by today's greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, later shared with PBS audiences.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015 (Episode #4004H)
KQED Life: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 -- 11:30 AM
Always one of "our favorite things," the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic continues, this year under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the broadcast features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.
- KQED 9: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 -- 9:00 PM