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1:49 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Beethoven Launches the Olympics

Live from London: Daniel Barenboim Conducts Beethoven's Ninth to Launch the 2012 Olympics!

Listen in HD on Friday, July 27 at noon over Classical 88.7-1.

The world is turning to London as the 2012 Olympic Games kick off. Timed to end exactly one minute before the Opening Ceremony begins, we presents a fabulous, live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms! Join American Public Media's Fred Child as he hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9.

The broadcast will begin with a music-rich pre-game feature, hosted by Fred Child, including highlights of the BBC Proms as well as brief colorful comments from Daniel Barenboim, Olympic athletes, and London locals.

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