American Public Media Presents Live Broadcast of “The Last Night of the Proms” from the BBC Proms on September 8

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American Public Media Presents Live Broadcast of
“The Last Night of the Proms” from the BBC Proms on September 8

(St. Paul, Minn.) August 24, 2007—American Public Media, creator of distinctive, signature programs for public radio and one of media’s 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 8, 2007. The BBC Proms is the world’s largest and best known classical music festival, drawing exceptional orchestras and soloists for performances in London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.

“THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS” HIGHLIGHTS

BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Singers

Jirí Belohlávek, conductor

Anna Netrebko, soprano

Joshua Bell, violin

ANTONÍN DVORÁK: Overture from Othello
ERNEST CHAUSSON: Poème de l’amour et de la mer
PABLO De SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE: Ceres
SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Triumphal March from Caractacus
VINCENZO BELLINI: La Sonnambula Act I, Scene 1
JULIUS FUCÍK: Entrance of the Gladiators
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story
SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D
HENRY WOOD: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
C. HUBERT H. PARRY: Jerusalem
HENRY WOOD: National Anthem (UK)
Brian Newhouse, host of American Public Media’s SymphonyCast 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 8. Check local listings for availability.

This year, other concerts from the BBC Proms are featured on broadcasts of SymphonyCast, American Public Media’s 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 will also be integrated into broadcasts of Performance Today,® American Public Media’s 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 Media’s 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.