Beethoven's Ode to Joy

Humanity Rejoices

Presented in association with QPAC.

Concert Hall, QPAC

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Beethoven’s enduring masterpiece makes a triumphant return in 2024. It begins with a whisper. Pinpricks of light start glowing with the excitement of the musical odyssey to come. Then wholly unified, a brooding orchestral force rises. Under the baton of Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici, bask in Beethoven’s embrace of the full spectrum of human emotion and experience the rapture of the glorious finale, ‘Ode to Joy’. Sit back and marvel as the sound of Brisbane Chamber Choir and our superb soloists fill the Concert Hall. One of the crowning achievements of classical music, you won’t want to miss a moment of Beethoven’s exhilarating testament to the human spirit.


Conductor

Umberto Clerici

Umberto Clerici

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Prices

$95 - $135 *

* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.


Duration

1h25 including interval


Recommended Age

+8

#Music

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No.9 (Choral)


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''Clerici calls Beethoven’s 9th “the most important symphony in the history of music”. Beethoven had been fascinated by Friedrich Schiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’ for 20 years when he composed Symphony No. 9, his last finished symphony, composed when he was almost completely deaf. “It is a universal celebration of love for humanity, and the apex of the classical period,” says Clerici.''

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