Coming to America for the first time, International Media proudly presents Night Of The Proms: Classic Meets Pop, a spectacular special event featuring Seal, James Blunt, Div4s, Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and other international superstars. With a 27-year history and over 9 million attendees, Europe’s most prestigious live concert brand will give Public Television audiences a front-row VIP seat to an incomparable musical extravaganza, packed with unsurpassed performances of pop and classical favorites, embellished by a full world-class orchestra and choir.
An electrifying visual and musical experience, with beloved artists performing their own hit songs (including Seal’s “Crazy" and “Kiss From A Rose"; Simply Red’s “Holding Back the Years” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”; Chic’s “Good Times” and “Le Freak”, featuring Nile Rodgers; James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”; and Div4's “The Prayer”), Night Of The Proms is a seamlessly passionate convergence of musical exuberance.
In 1985, two Belgian students created the first "Night Of The Proms", matching classical music and pop artists from around the world. The unique "Classic meets Pop" formula was a huge success that grew in popularity year by year. Word spread about the extraordinary mix of evergreen hits and the concerts expanded from country to country. Today Night of the Proms encompasses 40 annual concerts in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark and Luxembourg, that host nearly half a million enthusiastic guests.
Each season, Night Of The Proms features a new array of outstanding artists.
Andrea Bocelli credits Night Of The Proms as helping launch his unparalleled career. Over the years, Sting, David Garrett, Donna Summer, Meat Loaf, James Brown, UB40, Blondie’s Deborah Harry, Robert Daltrey, Pointer Sisters, Tears for Fears, Joe Cocker, Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Ferry, Shaggy, Alan Parsons Project, Boy George, Toto, Robin Gibb, Chrissie Hynde, Michael McDonald, John Fogerty, Art Garfunkel, INXS, Foreigner, Grace Jones and scores of other first-class performers have joined Il Novecento’s full orchestra and Fine Fleur Choir to bend artistic boundaries and create the high energy, completely original musical spectacle that is exclusively “NotP."
• Companion DVD of the concert with nearly an hour of bonus footage, including additional performances by Seal,
Mick Hucknall and a first-ever classical orchestra vs. pop DJ battle.
• Companion CD including additional songs.
• Bonus offer can include “Best of Night of the Proms” CD’s & DVD, with extraordinary performances from previous concerts.
• In the works: tickets and Meet & Greets for a US Tour.
• Certain NotP artists will be available for Station Visits in select markets.