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Ear to the Ground has just returned from Buile Hill Park, Salford having successfully delivered the 2009 BBC Proms in the Park.

Snatching a late burst of summer sun from the clutches of autumn, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra took centre stage in front of 7,500 people to be joined by singer Chris de Burgh, world-class mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin and Salford’s very own opera star Jon Christos. The festival was a key element of the BBC’s prestigious Last Night of the Proms TV coverage taking place all over the UK and was broadcast internationally via the BBC ‘red button’ as well as directly to a ‘full house’ at the Royal Albert Hall.

The weekend’s event is the second time that Ear to the Ground has successfully delivered a Proms in the Park for client Salford City Council. It is estimated that via the BBC the Proms will have been seen by millions of people around the world on every continent via cinema screens, TV and radio.

Jon Drape, Production Director of Ear to the Ground comments:

What an amazing event! We are so pleased that it has been a success for the second year in a row. With the BBC broadcasting globally - as well as to an audience of diehard Proms fans at the Albert Hall - the pressure was on to deliver a seamless production that would showcase BBC Proms in the Park to a global audience. All parties feel we have done just that.

Salford is becoming a major player with events such as Proms in the Park and the nearly completed MediaCityUK. It is important therefore that events showcase the quality cultural offers of the city on a global scale. Ear to the Ground is proud to help Salford deliver!