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2017-18 Season Closing Concert – Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Date: 28-07-2018 Saturday 8pm

Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

Soprano/ Louise Kwong
Alto/ Niu Shasha
Tenor/ Shi Yijie
Baritone/ Guan Zhijing
Chorus/Taipei Philharmonic Chorus
Chorus Master/Yu-Chung John Ku
Conductor/Lu Jia

Programme:
Beethoven : Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

Conductor
Lu Jia

Soprano
Louise Kwong

Louise Kwong

Alto
Niu Shasha

牛莎莎

Tenor
Shi Yijie

石倚潔

Baritone
Guan Zhijing

關致京

Chorus
Taipei Philharmonic Chorus

台北交響樂

In the vast realm of western classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 seems to be the only work that reaches all the top marks in terms of historical influence, artistic importance and popularity. This magnificent grand opus is the milestone that extracts all the essence of the Classical period and ushers the following Romantic era. Exploring a mighty subject that concerns humanity, Symphony No. 9 is a perfect example of how Beethoven developed the traditional symphony into this highly dramatic and philosophical form of art. The work is also the first example of a major composer using human voice in the purely instrumental symphony. Beethoven, with his groundbreaking composition, gifted us with the Ode to Joy – leaving for next generations a universally acclaimed work echoing his great ideal for the whole humanity. And the grandeur of this joyful chorus is a perfect ending for the 2017-18 Season.

Approximately 1 hour, no interval

Tickets

MOP400/350/250/150

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