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Great Performances Previous Broadcasts

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live (Episode #4110B)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 -- 10:30 AM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 23, 2018 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 22, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 -- 12:00 PM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop (Episode #4303H)

KQED 9: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 3, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! (Episode #3910H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Inspired by their sensational duet in Great Performances' "Tony Bennett Duets II" episode, the greatest living interpreter of the American songbook has recorded a new album with America's reigning pop diva of today. Teaming up for a concert from the stage of Rose Theater at New York City's Time Warner Center, the duo performs swinging selections from their latest collaboration.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 -- 3:00 AM
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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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