A fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms! Join Fred Child of Performance Today as he hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9. The broadcast begins with a music-rich pre-game feature including highlights of the BBC Proms as well as brief colorful comments from Daniel Barenboim, Olympic athletes, and London locals.
What better piece to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games than Beethoven's musical offering to "universal brotherhood," and one of the all time greatest pieces of classical music. This is just a small piece of the special programming WDAV is doing to celebrate this year's Olympic Games, so keep your ears open!