Some would call the Berliner Philharmoniker the finest orchestra in the world, but one thing’s for certain: whenever it visits the Proms under its Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko, it’s always a night to remember.
In the first of two concerts in the 2022 BBC Proms, the orchestra performs just one work: the symphony that Mahler called his ‘song of the night’. Every Mahler symphony is an emotional journey; but this one sweeps from an overcast Alpine lake through love songs, nightmares and nocturnal marches to an ear-splitting finish along with jangling cowbells and laced with pitch-black humour. Expect grandeur, beauty and piercing insight from one of the 21st century’s most acclaimed musical partnerships.
Programme: Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 7 in E minor (77 mins). There will be no interval