Katie Derham introduces a Prom in which Valery Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace in Mahler's Symphony No 4 in G and Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor. Plus music by Haydn.
With Katie Derham
Valery Gergiev makes the first of his two appearances at the BBC Proms this season with two symphonies by Mahler, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth this year. Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace, an ensemble of leading players from around the world. The often child-like innocence of Mahler's Fourth Symphony is followed by the funereal, stormy and ultimately life-affirming Fifth. Introduced by Andrew McGregor.
Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major
Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Followed by a performance from last year's East Neuk Festival:
Haydn: String Quartet in B flat major, Op.50 No.1
Doric String Quartet.