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A Global Ode to Joy at Sydney Town Hall

This Season, renowned conductor Marin Alsop will lead A Global Ode to Joy on five continents – a project made unique for each location.

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A Global Ode to Joy

When Beethoven incorporated Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy poem into his Ninth Symphony, it was a radical call for equality, freedom, and humanity.

‘Ode to Joy is about standing up and being counted in this world. It’s about believing in our power as human beings,’ says Alsop. ‘Everyone will be tied together by this experience.’

The Sydney concerts, created with the Elders of our communities, will explore the rich heritage of our First Nations and multicultural communities – a quest for joy culminating in the blaze of Beethoven's embrace of millions.

‘For me, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a revolutionary piece. That sense of rebellion and that sense of relevance is unique,’ says Marin Alsop. ‘Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by reimagining his symphony—I think he would have loved it.’

 

Programme

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.9
with Australian interludes
 

Artists

Marin Alsop conductor
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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