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Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (#3816H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings. The music of Rejoice showcases the confluences between the violinist's famed classical technique and Helfgot's magnificent voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 11:00am

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl (#4001H) Duration: 1:54:46 SRND51 TVG

In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass).

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (#3806) Duration: 1:59:00 SRND51 TVPG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (#3813B) Duration: 1:22:35 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 (#4204H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVG

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renee Fleming as special guest soloist.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      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 […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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