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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

tour

programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Elizabeth Watts
soprano

Hanna Hipp
mezzo-soprano

Saimir Pirgu
tenor

Daniel Schmutzhard
baritone

Zürcher Sing-Akademie
choir

Florian Helgath
choirmaster

Ludwig van Beethoveen

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.



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