Oxford Beethoven Festival: Symphony & Concerto Cycle VIII - CANCELLED

Sunday, 13 December 2020 - 19:30
Oxford Beethoven Festival: Symphony & Concerto Cycle VIII - CANCELLED


Sheldonian Theatre

About the event


Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, ‘Choral Fantasy’

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’

Claire Rutter soprano

Angela Simkin mezzo-soprano

Toby Spence tenor

David Shipley bass

Philharmonischer Chor der Stadt Bonn

Paul Krämer chorus master

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

Concert introduced by John Suchet

Beethoven’s ninth still sounds palpably off-the-leash despite the two centuries of musical evolution that have passed since its first performance in 1824. This most iconic of symphonies is still riddled with contradictions – part model of classical form, part complete rule-breaker; a dark, deranged romp and an inspiring journey to triumph. Marios Papadopoulos conducts it here, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra joined by singers from Beethoven’s home town of Bonn, after the very work that smoothened its way: the unique hybrid of symphony, concerto and choral work that is the ‘Choral Fantasy’.

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.50

Tickets: £60.00 £40.00 £30.00 £20.00

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