HIT THE RIGHT NOTES WITH THE PROMS ON BBC HD ON FREESAT
The symphonies, concertos, overtures and fugues of this year’s Proms will be better than ever this year with Freesat bringing viewers this unique summer event in glorious high definition on BBC HD. From the First Night of the Proms on Friday July 17 you can recreate the Proms experience in your own home all summer long, culminating with the renowned Last Night of the Proms celebration on September 12.
No need to compromise on sound or picture quality with Freesat as high definition (HD) gives you five times the quality of normal digital TV. With The Proms in crystal-clear HD, you won’t miss a single stroke of the kettle drum or twitch of the conductor’s baton as the experience bursts out of the TV and into your home.
This summer marks the 115th year of the Proms, with concerts taking place in famous venues around the country; from the Royal Albert Hall to Cadogan Hall and the popular BBC Proms in the Park events.
As ever, the world’s finest classical talents will be performing, including pianist Lang Lang, violinist Joshua Bell, and well-known conductors William Christie and Valery Gergiev. Enjoy the music and feel the passion as Freesat brings the event to life in glorious high definition.
The Proms on the BBC HD channel will also be available in stunning surround sound for Freesat viewers with home-cinema speakers. So music lovers up and down the country will be able to savour the best in classical music as if they have the best seats in the house.
Other highlights available on BBC HD in the coming weeks include the IAAF World Athletics Championship Berlin 2009, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey and Dragon’s Den.
BBC Proms 2009 HD
BBC World Service brings you nine weekends of high quality performances from the UK's greatest classical music festival.
The First Night of the Proms: 18 - 19 July
Prom 8: 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University: 25-26 July
Prom 10: Akiko Suwanai: Virtuoso Violin Works: 01-02 August
Prom 28: Karen Geoghegan: Bassoon Concerto: 08-09 August
Prom 32: Multiple Pianos: 15-16 August
Prom 44: Budapest Festival Orchestra: 22-23 August
Prom 53: Joyce DiDonato: Baroque Arias: 29-30 August
Prom 56: Lang Lang: Chopin: 05-06 September
As has become a tradition, a double bill for the final weekend of the 2009 season:
Prom 61: Magdalena Kožená : French Songs: 12 September
Last Night of the Proms: 12-13 September
12 September: live on digital shortwave (DRM). Highlights on Sunday 13 September
This is an official press release.