CPTV Rings in the New Year with Live From Lincoln Center

Release Date: 12/23/2008

HARTFORD, Conn. – Many people believe that New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is airing a musical celebration of its own with Live From Lincoln Center: The New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert with Susan Graham. This special concert airs live on Wednesday, December 31 at 9:30 p.m.
 
Produced by Lincoln Center’s own John Goberman, Live From Lincoln Center is the only series of live performances aired on American television today. With approximately six major Lincoln Center performances broadcast each year, the series has garnered dozens of major awards, including twelve Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and a Television Critics Award.
 
The newest venture in the series, The New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert with Susan Graham, is an all-star concert event in which renowned music director Lorin Maazel conducts mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the world-famous New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Together, Graham and the Philharmonic perform such lush opera favorites as the Overture to Verdi's La Forza del Destino and the Ritual Fire Dance from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo. The concert also will feature a rendition of Gaite Parisienne, a lovely 20th-century ballet created for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
 
For more information, visit pbs.org/livefromlincolncenter.
 
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television.  The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Front and Center with Ray Hardman. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org.
 
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