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Tony Bennett: Duets II (Episode #3705B)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

At age 85, the legendary Tony Bennett is the oldest person to have reached the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with the release of another album of duets - which, amazingly enough, also marks Bennett's first number one album. Yet another career triumph, Duets 2 teams Bennett with a diverse roster of contemporary stars including Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Buble, performing more classics from the Great American Songbook, including "Body and Soul," "The Lady is a Tramp," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Speak Low," and "Stranger in Paradise."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert (Episode #3503)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Bursting on to the international scene in 1999 as the 18 year-old wunderkind conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel has taken the classical music world by storm and becomes the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. GP joins the opening night festivities for Dudamel's inaugural gala concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concert's repertoire is currently planned to include Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, as well as the premiere of John Adams' City Noir (a commission of the LA Philharmonic).

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