The World Orchestra for Peace
Tom Service profiles the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Georg Solti to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UN. With contributions from Solti's widow and Valery Gergiev.
A profile of the World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir Georg Solti in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UN. Although Solti only conducted the orchestra once before his sudden death, the World Orchestra for Peace continues to go from strengh to strength, gathering only for special occasions to promote peace and celebrate the encompassing power of music. Contributors include Lady Solti, general manager Charles Kaye and the orchestra's current conductor Valery Gergiev. We also hear from some of the players, drawn from the greatest orchestras around the world. Presented by Tom Service.