Sky Arts has commissioned Global to produce five shows, as part of a multi-year production agreement.

Following the success of its first TV performance, Global will produce two further episodes of Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber (2×60’), a show that champions and gives a stage to exciting, up and coming musicians. The first of its two 60-minute specials will air on Sky Arts and Freeview at 8pm on 17 November 2022 with another coming in 2023.

Global will also deliver three recordings of its sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall – Classic FM Live (3×120’). The live event, which has been running since 2000, will be broadcast on TV for the very first time when it airs on Sky Arts at 8pm on 19 December. It features music from iconic films Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Chariots of Fire and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, all performed by a line-up of world-class musicians.

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s managing editor said: “This year has been a significant one for Classic FM as we’ve celebrated the station’s 30th birthday. So, it’s really exciting that, together with Sky Arts, we’ve been able to mastermind some new classical music programmes for TV. This partnership allows us to take our popular events featuring world-class musicians, to an even larger audience and I hope viewers enjoy them as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them.”

Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber was created by Classic FM to showcase classical music on television in a fresh and accessible format. Is it recorded ‘as live’ with an intimate audience and soloists accompanied by an un-conducted string orchestra. Presented by Julian Lloyd Webber, it brings viewers up close with some of classical music’s brightest new talent.

Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber and Classic FM Live are both commissioned by Jack Oliver and Phil Edgar-Jones. They are produced by Global Media & Entertainment and executive produced by Philip Noyce and Andrew Crofoot for Global and Jack Oliver and Phil Edgar-Jones for Sky Arts. The creative director for both shows is Mike Bradley and both are directed by Tom Rudolph.



Pippa Considine

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