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Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler's 7th (Episode #3601)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez leads the Windy City's internationally renowned orchestra in Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 7," taped over two nights, October 14 and 15, 2010. Boulez replaces the orchestra's ailing Music Director Riccardo Muti who was to have led the orchestra in a different musical program over those nights. One of Chicago's most popular conductors, Boulez, winner of 26 Grammy Awards, is a composer, conductor, and tireless advocate for new music and one of the most important musical and intellectual figures of our time. He served as CSO's principal guest conductor - only the third person to hold that title - from 1995 until 2006, when he was named Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me In Concert (Episode #3607B)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Jackie Evancho - the ten year-old girl with the extraordinary big voice - makes her Great Performances solo concert debut. Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on America's Got Talent, Evancho's solo concert celebrates the release of her first full length solo album, Dream with Me, and was taped at the spectacular grounds of the magnificent Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 3 (Episode #3515)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Grammy Award-winning guitar superstar Eric Clapton has re-teamed with fellow "guitar gods" for a third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, America's Blues Capital. Shining a spotlight on the wide variety of guitar virtuosity, the gathering further expands the diverse range of musicianship in many musical genres, including blues, bluegrass, country, rhythm & blues and more, featuring performances by Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Johnny Lang, John Mayer, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood and more; Bill Murray is the host.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
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    • 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 […]

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      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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