BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events Premiere Internationally Renowned Classical Music Event in Select U.S. Cinemas
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2015
Celebrate 120 Years of the Biggest and Broadest Classical Music Festival in the World with Special One-Night Event on October 14
DENVER – September 9, 2015 – The biggest night in the London classical music calendar is Last Night of the Proms 2015. Experience the sold-out event, this year featuring Grammy® Award-winning tenor Jonas Kaufmann and Danielle de Niese, whom New York Times Magazine named “opera’s coolest soprano,” in the final evening of the world’s most celebrated classical music festival, the BBC Proms. Last Night of the Proms 2015 comes to the big screen in the U.S. for the first time ever for one night on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (local time).
Tickets for Last Night of the Proms 2015 in theaters can be purchased online beginning Thursday, September 10 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 230 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Recorded live in HD from London’s famed Royal Albert Hall, Last Night of the Proms 2015 features incredible performances from the BBC Proms line-up, including pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, winner of the Classic Brits Critics Award; soprano Danielle de Niese, nominee of the Classic Brits Critics Award; and opera superstar Jonas Kaufmann, who is regarded as the greatest tenor in the world today. Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop, who triumphed at 2013’s Last Night, presides over a finale that opens with the new and ends with Last Night favorites Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and Land of Hope and Glory. Among the composers featured are Shostakovich, Richard Strauss, and Puccini. The show will also mark the 50th anniversary of the film The Sound of Music with a singalong medley.
“Last Night of the Proms is the hottest ticket in the London season. Every year the show combines some of the best talent in the genre to create the biggest party in the classical music world,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.
“The Proms is one of the most historical music festivals to date. Even after 120 years it still has the same effect on audiences and we are thrilled to capture these performances on the big screen.” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.