CPTV Premieres Beautiful World with Jim Brickman on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 p.m.

Release Date: 10/14/2009

Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has defined him as a marquis among contemporary instrumental hit makers. Brickman’s spectacular new concert special Beautiful World with Jim Brickman reveals the bounty of talents that have made him a national phenomenon.

Integrating themes of friendship, healing and cultural connectedness, Jim enlightens audiences to the power of music. World-renowned guest stars include Latin superstar Jon Secada, Celtic Woman’s famed Orla Fallon, American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, and Canadian singing sensation Mark Masri. Inspired by Brickman’s unique gift of bridging borders and cultural divides through his music, Beautiful World will take audiences on a musical journey through sound and art.
 
This landmark special is a lush and intimate show, shot in high-definition at Casino Niagara in Ontario's Niagra Falls, and featuring breathtaking views of this wonder of the world. Filmed near the Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada, Beautiful World celebrates music's ability to connect and unite people.
 
Beautiful World with Jim Brickman is part of CPTV’s membership campaign and Red Carpet Series. Tune in to learn about exclusive ticket opportunities for Jim Brickman’s upcoming local concerts.
  
About CPTV
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, Where We Live and On the Record. 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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