The world is turning to London this month as the 2012 Olympics Games kick off, and on Friday, July 27th, WBAA Public Radio and American Public Media present a fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms!
APM's Fred Child hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9 in a live performance timed to end exactly one minute before the Olympic's opening celebration begins!
The cast includes:
Anna Samuil soprano
Waltraud Meier mezzo-soprano
Peter Seiffert tenor
René Pape bass
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Tune in Friday afternoon, July 27th at 1pm for a live broadcast of Beethoven's 9th on WBAA, 101.3 FM