Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Presented by Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

What better way to create an overture for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 and the New Year than this celebration of joy! It will be beautiful, relevant and significant when the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra celebrates European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Beethoven’s exhilarating music expresses the idea of liberty, equality and fraternity. The moving and overwhelming surprise at the time of Beethoven was the participation of human voices in the last movement. The anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’, interpreted by magnificent voices together with the symphony orchestra is a tribute to mankind and a symbol of human compassion, triumph and joy. The theme from the 9th Symphony was chosen as the official anthem of the Council of Europe in 1972 and later also for the European Union.

Celebrate the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, four soloists and a large chorus, including the Danish National Opera Chorus, under the direction of chief conductor Marc Soustrot. Enjoy one of history’s most triumphant musical moments – a score and an experience that still gives you goosebumps 200 years after its premiere.

5th, 6th and 8th January

Musikhuset Aarhus