Prom 4 (part 2): World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
In its only UK concert this year, classical supergroup the World Orchestra for Peace returns to the Proms with its conductor Valery Gergiev.
Roxanna Panufnik: Three Paths to Peace (European premiere)
R Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - symphonic fantasia
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor
World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
This celebrated orchestra marks Strauss's 150th anniversary with the colourful, fairy-tale soundscapes of his operatic masterpiece Die Frau ohne Schatten. Fantasy gives way to reality in the prescient tragedy of Mahler's Sixth Symphony, the glorious agony of its final movement foreshadowing the composer's own personal heartbreaks.
Roxanna Panufnik's Three Paths to Peace, commissioned by tonight's orchestra, meshes Christian, Jewish and Islamic musical traditions to tell the story of Abraham and Isaac.