CPTV to Air Jethro Tull: Living with the Past on Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

Release Date: 03/29/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) presents a refreshingly unique concert event with Jethro Tull: Living with the Past, airing on Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

For forty years, Scottish-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson fronted the legendary rock band Jethro Tull. Together the band produced such hits as “Aqualung,” “Thick as a Brick,” “The Whistler” and many more. A stunning concert that combines an assortment of favorites, Jethro Tull: Living with the Past will surely appeal to both old and new Jethro Tull fans.
 
Best of all, the telecast will be accompanied by information on how viewers can get exclusive CPTV Red Carpet tickets to see Ian Anderson perform live in an upcoming concert. Currently touring with his new sound, Anderson is accompanied by a talented band of international musicians that include German guitarist Florian Opahle, pianist and accordionist John O’Hara, bassist David Goodier, and special guest violist Meena Bhasin. The group puts a thrilling new spin on some of Jethro Tull’s biggest hits, while introducing audiences to new material as well. Tune in to Jethro Tull: Living with the Past on CPTV for more information.
 
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 and Where We Live. 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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