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Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Episode #3704H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

GP re-teams with the LA Phil and its music director Gustavo Dudamel for a third opening night gala concert showcasing the bravura conducting style and interpretive gifts that has made Dudamel an international sensation. The concert's all-Gershwin repertoire will include "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue" and a solo performance of "Someone to Watch Over Me," spotlighting the virtuoso jazz piano of special guest Herbie Hancock.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles (Episode #3609B)

KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Placido Domingo is not only one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, but his international career has also led him to his dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles from opera houses around the world. The story of Domingo's roots in Spain is interwoven with his famous performance as Don Jose in "Carmen" at the Vienna Staatsoper. His memories about his childhood in Mexico inform his acclaimed performance of "El Gato Montes" from the LA Opera. We see him in some of his earliest roles singing "cielo e mar" from "Gioconda" in Madrid, as well as his debut in "Ernani" at Milan's La Scala. Other highlights: from the Metropolitan Opera, his striking performance in Verdi's "Luisa Miller;" excerpts from the Emmy-winning "Tosca" from Rome; and Domingo's star turns in "Simon Boccanegra," "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," "Samson et Dalilah," "I Pagliacci" in Zefirelli's film (La Scala) and his enduring signature role in Verdi's "Otello."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Harlem In Montmartre (Episode #3412)

KQED World: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

This program tells the story of the jazz age in Paris between the first and second World Wars, exploring an often neglected era in African-American cultural history. After peace was signed at Versailles, many black Americans remained in Europe rather than return to the brutal segregation and racism of America. Over the next two decades, they created an expatriate community of musicians, entertainers and entrepreneurs, primarily congregating in Paris's hilly Montmartre neighborhood. Some achieved enduring fame, while others have faded into history. Inspired by the book by William A. Shack and utilizing rare archival material from both France and America, this documentary features footage of such key figures as James Reese Europe, Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Bricktop, Eugene Bullard, Django Reinhardt, and many more.

Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles (Episode #3609B)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Placido Domingo is not only one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, but his international career has also led him to his dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles from opera houses around the world. The story of Domingo's roots in Spain is interwoven with his famous performance as Don Jose in "Carmen" at the Vienna Staatsoper. His memories about his childhood in Mexico inform his acclaimed performance of "El Gato Montes" from the LA Opera. We see him in some of his earliest roles singing "cielo e mar" from "Gioconda" in Madrid, as well as his debut in "Ernani" at Milan's La Scala. Other highlights: from the Metropolitan Opera, his striking performance in Verdi's "Luisa Miller;" excerpts from the Emmy-winning "Tosca" from Rome; and Domingo's star turns in "Simon Boccanegra," "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," "Samson et Dalilah," "I Pagliacci" in Zefirelli's film (La Scala) and his enduring signature role in Verdi's "Otello."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Memphis (Episode #3612H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, "Memphis" turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends racial lines and airwaves. His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise, but who can't make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. When the two collaborate, her soulful sound reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the golden era of early rock & roll takes flight. But as things heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music - and their love - is put to a test. With a Tony-winning book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change") and Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, the production is directed by Christopher Ashley ("Xanadu") and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys").

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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