FOREIGNER AT THE SYMPHONY To Premiere In June On WTTW11 And PBS.org
WTTW is pleased to present a new 60-minute concert special, FOREIGNER LIVE AT THE SYMPHONY, airing on WTTW11 on Sunday, June 17 at 10:00 pm and streaming from June 1-14 on pbs.org and wttw.com.
Shot over three nights in Lucerne, Switzerland in May 2017, rock 'n' roll legends Foreigner are joined by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel. Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping hits, the band performs "Juke Box Hero," "Cold as Ice," "Blue Morning, Blue Day," "Waiting For a Girl Like You," "Starrider," "Double Vision," "Urgent," and "I Want to Know What Love Is."
The current members of Foreigner -- Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson, Tom Gimbel, Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson, and Chris Frazier - and their classic rock style meld perfectly with the symphony and chorus on the band's well-known uptempo tunes and soaring power ballads alike. The concert's sold-out crowd of Foreigner fans take part in the show as well, lifting their voices in song with Hansen and the chorus during the inspiring finale while waving lighters and smartphones. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime event!
"WTTW has been a producer and presenter of quality music programming for more than 40 years," said Dan Soles, the station's chief television content officer. "We are very pleased to have the privilege of bringing yet another fantastic concert to our audiences, on air and online."
FOREIGNER LIVE AT THE SYMPHONY is directed and edited by Skip Masters. Executive Producer is Joe Thomas.
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