8 August 2015Hello, and welcome back to the BBC Proms. Katie Dunham here with the 4th Prom, the Youth Prom! The BBC Youth Orchestra have set up on the stage for their performance. This evening they'll be playing kids' favourites like Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, which is an expanded set of varations on the Rondeau for the play The Moor's Revenge written by Henry Purcell. We also have Peter and the Wolf and the Swan Lake Suite by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraProkofiev: Peter and the WolfTchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20bNow, don't let the term BBC Youth Orchestra fool you. These are still professional musicians of an adult age, but they specialise in giving performances to children. The three selections (which make this the shortest prom) are all children favourites from around Britain. The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a perfect introduction into what the instruments of the orchestra sound like and look like. The Russian Peter and the Wolf not only gives more insight into how the orchestra works, but also the idea of leitmotifs and how they can propel a story forward through drama and interaction between themes and motifs. Finally, the sumptuous Swan Lake Suite provides some favourites from the famous ballet which inspired the children's movie The Swan Princess, which starred Liz Callaway as Odette, the princess who gets turned into a swan. Though none of Tchaikovsky's music is present in the film, this selected work is always a favourite with children. Next week, we will have the greatest compositions from the United Kingdom that make us feel British. The Fifth Prom: British Heritage will go backwards in time to Purcell, Handel, Byrd, and a little less far reaching with Vaughan Williams, Holst and Elgar. Thank you for tuning in this week!