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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

American Public Media Presents Live Broadcast of "The Last Night of the Proms"


American Public Media Presents Live Broadcast of The Last Night of the Proms from the BBC Proms on September 13


(St. Paul, Minn.) September 9, 2008American Public MediaѢ, creator of distinctive, signature programs for public radio and one of medias most active champions of classical music, today announced a special live broadcast of The Last Night of the Proms from the BBC Proms on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. CT 3 p.m. ET. The BBC Proms is the worlds largest and best known classical music festival, drawing exceptional orchestras and soloists for performances in Londons historic Royal Albert Hall.


THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS HIGHLIGHTS:

BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Singers
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Helene Grimaud, piano
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone

BEETHOVEN: Creatures of Prometheus (Overture)


WAGNER: O du, mein holder Abendstern from Tannhauser


PUCCINI: Tre sbirrii, un carozza from Tosca


BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy (for piano, choir and orchestra)


VERDI: Ehi! Paggio! from Falstaff


DENZA: Funiculi, funicula"


ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1


HENRY WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea Songs


PARRY: Jerusalem


HENRY WOOD: National Anthem (UK)


Brian Newhouse, host of American Public Medias SymphonyCastѢ and a renowned classical music producer, will be in London to present "The Last Night of the Proms and provide context for the performances.


Since 2003, American Public Media has been proud to bring concerts from the BBC Proms to classical music listeners worldwide, said Newhouse. The Proms is one of classical music's magnificent international events. We are delighted once again to share these grand performances.


TUNE IN: "The Last Night of the Proms" will broadcast on public radio stations nationwide on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. CT 3 p.m. ET. Check local listings for availability.


This year, other concerts from the BBC Proms are featured on broadcasts of SymphonyCast, American Public Medias two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. To hear these performances, visit www.symphonycast.org. The BBC Proms has also been integrated into broadcasts of Performance Today, American Public Medias two-hour daily radio program featuring performances recorded in American Public Media studios and at sites across the nation and around the world. Performance Today is on the Web at www.performancetoday.org.


Through global partnerships with leading music organizations, the European Broadcasting Union, the BBC, orchestras, festivals, vocal ensembles, and artists, American Public Medias classical music service delivers performances from around the world to its listeners. With the largest broadcast audience reach of any classical music radio producer in the United States and streaming audiences around the globe, American Public Media sets the standard for connecting audiences with the best in classical music.


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