Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the opening concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. Each of the five concerts also offers the opportunity to hear the music of Pierre Boulez - like Beethoven, one of the great musical revolutionaries.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Boulez: Dérive 2
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th July at 2pm.