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Ode to joy

Wednesday

19.04.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Grand Mécène

Thursday

20.04.2023

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S

Friday

21.04.2023

20:15 — Rosey Concert Hall, Rolle

Tour

Programme

Jonathan Nottconductor

Elizabeth Wattssoprano

Hanna Hippmezzo-soprano

Saimir Pirgutenor

Daniel Schmutzhardbaritone

Zürcher Sing-Akademiechoir

Florian Helgathchoirmaster

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 with a final chorus of Schiller's 'Ode to Joy'

The music

After a number of years' absence due to the pandemic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is delighted to be welcomed back to the Rosey Concert Hall's season together with the Zürcher Sing-Akademie and an exciting line up of solists.

Chosen in 1972 as the official hymn of the European Union, the melody « Ode to Joy » celebrates peace between nations and the human race. An impressive programme that embodies the entire volume of Beethoven’s work.

The Ninth Symphony adds to the history of the symphony thanks to it’s unusual length and the incorporation of a choir and four vocal soloists to sing Schiller’s poem. Beethoven innovates once again by creating a new musical form and at the same time issuing a tremendous call for hope for the world.

Streaming

This concert is recorded and broadcast on the 19.04.23 on Espace 2 in the radio program Plein Jeu (8pm), produced by Mitsou Carré and Daniel Rausis, and is available for streaming after broadcast on

 OSR.CH/live

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

Highlights

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