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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'

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

Cancelled
THIS EVENT HAS EXPIRED

Glasgow Concert Halls

Dates and times

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

In light of the measures enforced to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the BBC SSO has taken the inevitable but regrettable decision to cancel its Beethoven Roots Festival. This cancellation includes not only the concerts in the symphony cycle (14 – 21 May 2020) but also the three supporting chamber events in May and June.

Ticketholders will be refunded by the box office when its service resumes.  


"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’

Camilla Tilling soprano

Maite Beaumont mezzo-soprano

Daniel Johnson tenor

Thomas E. Bauer baritone

Chorus of Scottish Opera

City of Glasgow Chorus

Thomas Dausgaard conductor


Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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