BBC Proms Live Olympic Celebration FR 7/27 at 1pm on 101.3 FM

Jul 26, 2012

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