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BBC SSO: Beethoven Roots Festival - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

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BBC SSO: Beethoven Roots Festival - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

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BBC SSO: Beethoven Roots Festival - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Glasgow Concert Halls

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£9.00
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Thursday 21 May 2020
7:00PM - 9:30PM

"I embrace you, oh you millions!" Few melodies are more familiar - or more misused - than the Ode to Joy that crowns Beethoven's final symphony. But in 1824, the idea of a universal right to happiness was still controversial: and Schiller's original title, "Ode to Freedom" was dangerously subversive. As our exploration of Beethoven's roots reaches its climax, we aim to put the danger back into the Ninth by prefacing it with the stirring, sometimes bloody anthems of revolutionary France - the soundtrack of Beethoven's youth. And then giving our all to a symphony that, 250 years after Beethoven's birth, never gets any less radical.


Cherubini
Hymne au Pantheon

Mehul
Le Chant du depart

L'Isle
La Marseillaise

Beethoven
Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’

Soloists to be announced
Chorus of Scottish Opera
City of Glasgow Chorus

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Multi-buy - available until 28 February 2020 - 5 BBC SSO concerts £40 (saving £5);  3 BBC Radio 3 Chamber Music Concerts £18 (saving £3)

Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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