Валерий Гергиев и Международный оркестр мира на BBC Proms

Единственное выступление Оркестра мира в Великобритании

Sun 20 July 2014 - 7.30pm Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

Билеты: £18 - £68

The World Orchestra for Peace returns with its conductor Valery Gergiev for its fourth Proms appearance and its only UK appearance this year. This classical supergroup celebrates Strauss’s 150th anniversary with the colourful, fairy-tale soundscapes of his operatic masterpiece Die Frau ohne Schatten.


'Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that defences of peace must be constructed.' CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS 1945

The World Orchestra for Peace was founded in 1995 by Sir Georg Solti to reaffirm, in his words, 'the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace'.  Its players come from orchestras all over the world, many of them concert masters and section leaders in their own right, and the orchestra has no existence outside the very special occasions that call it into being.

The orchestra is also unique in practical terms. There's the logistical challenge of assembling everyone. The eminent players must put aside issues of status: their seating positions rotate, and the section leaders vary from work to work. Even tuning can be tricky since orchestras play at different pitches across the world. Its members do not draw a salary from it, yet return time after time to bear witness to the spirit which animates it.



Roxanna Panufnik Three Paths to Peace (12 mins) European premiere

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 Isaaс. 

Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten (20 mins) – symphonic fantasia         



Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor (77 mins)

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.


About the composers

            Richard Strauss


Related links

            Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten - Opera Guide

            Discovering the Great Composers