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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 40: Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 16 August 2014 - 6:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 40 Bernard Hatnik © Todd Rosenberg

Scheduled end time: 8:30pm

Schubert
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major 27'

interval

Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major 58'

Camilla Tilling soprano

London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink
conductor

The London Symphony Orchestra returns to the Proms, joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer's Fourth Symphony.

Opening with one of Mahler's most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child's-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling.

Famously described as a 'pearl of great price', Schubert's Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote.