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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Last Night of the Proms

For The First Time, Cinema Audiences Can Experience the Excitement of London’s Extraordinary Symphonic Event of the Season:

LAST NIGHT
OF THE PROMS

From The
Royal Albert Hall!


DigiScreen and the BBC present

LAST NIGHT
OF THE PROMS

at Empire Theatres across Canada and other select cinema locations

On Saturday July 25th and 26th, DigiScreen and the BBC present a first: Canadian audiences will finally experience the exuberance of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS. The Proms at The Royal Albert Hall has a special place in the hearts of British people and all fans of classical music around the world. The September feast of music is the highlight of the symphonic season, which culminates with the hottest concert ticket in London, LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS! Lucky audiences are treated to the works of leading international artists and an all-embracing classical music programme, introducing new works alongside much-loved classics.

Look for LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS in high definition and full surround sound at Empire Theatres’ locations across Canada and other select cinema locations.


The Proms, a British musical tradition for more than a century, is one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world, watched and listened to by an audience of many millions around the globe. The two-month celebration of timeless classics and exciting new works culminates in one extraordinary evening - the internationally renowned Last Night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall! "Last Night" encapsulates the spirit of the Proms in one party-filled night.

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2008 brings together the different themes of the season under the helm of Sir Roger Norrington who makes his first "Last Night" appearance, leading an all-star dazzling final concert. As usual, the line-up is an eclectic mix of new pieces and the old classics, including the world premieres of the BBC commissions from Chris Hazzell and Anna Meredith. The world's most famous feast of classical music features Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus and Fantasia in C minor, star turns from Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Falstaff, orchestral movements from Wagner's Tannhäuser, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No.1and Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs. The programme also celebrates traditional folk music from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Featuring Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Hélène Grimaud (piano), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra.


LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS was captured live at The Royal Albert Hall in High Definition and Full Surround Sound in September 2008.

An exuberant and irreverent romp! Enthralling! A Last Night to remember!
– Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph


Tickets will be available at $19.95 + tax per adult, $16.95 + tax per senior and $9.95 + tax per
child. For cinema locations and to purchase advance tickets throughout Canada visit
www.empiretheatres.com/opusarte.


For Landmark Cinemas in Alberta and BC, go to www.landmarkcinemas.com. For independent theatres in Vancouver and Waterloo, please visit www.festivalcinemas.ca, www.princesscinemas.com

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