The theme will celebrate the fact that music has been one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years.
Organisers will work with some of the country’s most globally successful musicians, along with some of the industry's stars of tomorrow.
The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will start at 9.00pm and feature more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs. The 10,500 athletes who have competed in the Games will also be in attendance, while there will be an expected worldwide television audience of around 750 million people.
It has also been revealed that the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) have been appointed to record the soundtracks for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, the LSO draws on an enviable roster of soloists and conductors, including Principle Conductor Valery Gergiev.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: ‘The London 2012 Ceremonies are an opportunity to promote the UK’s world leading culture and creative industries to over four billion people around the world. We’re delighted that one of Britain’s world-leading orchestras will be recording the orchestral music for the shows.’
'Honoured and thrilled'
Formed in 1904, the LSO performs over 140 concerts a year to audiences in London and abroad.
LSO Managing Director Kathryn McDowell said: ‘The London Symphony Orchestra is honoured and delighted to be the Orchestra of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
'The experience of world sport and music brings people of all nationalities and backgrounds together with a common purpose, and we are thrilled to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies here in London.’
LOCOG is searching for Volunteer Performers to participate in the Paralympic Games Ceremonies. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 27 February 2012. Find out more and apply