Andrew Manze (c) Chris Chrisodoulou
Fri 18 Dec 2020 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Beethoven's Ninth

Andrew Manze
18 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020

Important: Following the government decision regarding COVID-19, this concert cannot take place as originally planned. Click here for our up-to-date program.


conductor Andrew Manze | soprano Elizabeth Watts | alto Marianne Beate Kielland | tenor Daniel Behle | bass Tareq Nazmi | choir Orféon Donostiarra
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music | Rijnvos Europe (commission, world première) | Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Light in the days before Christmas is brought to us by the Serenade to Music, Vaughan Williams’ paean to the peaceful harmony that music can give. In the spirit of the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth, it is a musical vision of a better world. The audience at the première, on the eve of the Second World War, was moved to tears; who knows what emotions the new Europe of Richard Rijnvos will unleash in this concert.

Part of series:
Sunday matinee B
Sunday matinee A+B 
Flex series

This concert is supported by:


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