2012 Olympics

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:

You have found The Torch, NPR's new blog about the London 2012 Summer Olympics. For the next three weeks, we'll bring you the big news from London, along with stories about the human side of an international mega-event.