On Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5 pm, WQXR broadcasts the fifth in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. After 10 years, conductor Daniel Harding returns to the BBC Proms to direct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with which he has a long association, in a program exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor.
Paul Lewis joins the orchestra as the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K503. Two great symphonies acutely expressive of light and shade, Schumann’s Second and Sibelius’s Seventh, complete the program.
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, K477
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter," Finale (encore)