Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Last Night of the BBC Proms: Live for the First Time on Colorado Public Radio, Sept. 12

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2009) – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) Classical Music will broadcast live the last night of the BBC Proms – the world's largest classical music festival – on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m.

Set among the sounds of an enthusiastic live audience, this year's broadcast will feature David Robertson leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra with soloists Sarah Connolly and Alison Balsom.

“The BBC Proms is an 8-week concert extravaganza in London and the last night is always the most exciting,” said Colorado Public Radio Classical Music Program Director Karla Walker. “The audience – known as 'Prommers' – can often sound more like they're at a soccer game than a classical music concert, which makes the concerts even more exciting to listen to. This is the first time CPR is airing the final Proms concert and we couldn't be more excited. We hope our listeners love it as well.”

Host Brian Newhouse will also take listeners through a 30-minute pre-broadcast program called “The Glories of the 2009 Proms,” a musical presentation of the 76 concerts' best performances, prior to the start of the live program.

Colorado Public Radio is among the American Public Media outlets given permission to air this special live broadcast from the last night of the Proms festival.

Colorado Public Radio Classical Music is heard on: 88.1 FM in Denver, 91.9 FM in Pueblo, 94.7 FM in Colorado Springs, 89.9 FM in Vail, 90.5 FM in Glenwood Springs, 103.3 FM along the Western Slope, and online at cpr.org.

Details about the upcoming BBC Proms Last Night live performance can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/proms/2009/.

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