American TV network to broadcast Drielandenpunt music spectacle
America’s largest non-commercial TV network PBS will broadcast Guido's Orchestra to 99 percent of US households.
On Saturday 27 June 2009, Guido’s Orchestra will present a large-scale music spectacle at the Drielandenpunt (Three country point) in Vaals, Limburg. Prior to the concert, a contract will be signed by orchestra master and conductor Guido Dieteren and the CEO of the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to include the rights to the US-national, coast-to-coast television and radio broadcast of the Drielandenpunt TV special.
Representing 356 television stations, PBS is America’s largest non-commercial television network. The network has over 65 million viewers a week and reaches 99 percent of US households.
Guido Dieteren, founder and conductor of Guido’s Orchestra, is excited about the event:
“I am really looking forward to our concert at the highest point of the Netherlands. Not only will the natural ambiance of the Drielandenpunt do full justice to the orchestra’s cinematic and swinging cross-over music, but the concert also marks an important step in our international career. We are looking forward to our foreign adventure with great confidence.”
Prominent guests from the world of international TV and entertainment will attend the open-air concert in Limburg, including a delegation from the German public broadcasting company WDR and the CEO of the prestigious Ovation Channel, the Australian arts, culture and entertainment station. The TV special from the Drielandenpunt will also be broadcast from autumn 2009 in the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Germany and Canada.
Guido’s Orchestra has had previous successes with the concert series Red Passion Live in Concert in 2008 and 2009 and Symphonica in Rosso in 2006, 2007 and 2008. On 16 and 17 October 2009, Guido’s Orchestra will once again share the stage with a world-class artist: Diana Ross.
Go Artists Ltd represents the worldwide management and tour bookings of Guido’s Orchestra, with former BBC commissioning editor Avril MacRory as executive producer of the Drielandenpunt event.