Beethoven's Ninth

Anzac Tribute

Thursday 23 April 2015 at 8:00pm

Friday 24 April 2015 at 8:00pm


Beethoven Complete Incidental Music to Egmont
Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’

Diego Matheuz conductor
William McInnes narrator
Susan Gritton soprano
Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano
Bülent Bezdüz tenor
Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, Diego Matheuz conducts Beethoven’s music to Goethe’s Egmont, a score that positively crackles with the play’s rich themes of love and heroic defiance. The composer’s Ninth Symphony, with its message of brotherhood and unity, makes a fitting concert companion.

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