Beethoven 9

23 - 24 Nov 2018

Hear in one concert Beethoven’s journey from the Classical style in his first symphony, to the Romantic style in his gargantuan Symphony No.9. An experience not to be missed!


23 Nov 2018

6.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre



24 Nov 2018

7.30pm, Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall

$86-$95 *booking fees apply


Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
with Voices New Zealand

Music Director Edo de Waart’s final Masterworks concerts for 2018 highlight two milestones in not only Beethoven’s career, but the symphonic repertoire. Hear in one concert the composer’s journey from Classical to Romantic and in the process changing music forever.

The First Symphony is from a young Beethoven, already making his name in Vienna as a pianist and composer. While it owes a debt to Haydn, it also shows a composer hungry to explore and experiment.

His gargantuan Symphony No. 9, written when he had become completely deaf, is one of his greatest and most loved works. With four fantastic soloists – soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo-soprano Kristin Darragh, tenor Simon O’Neill and bass Anthony Robin Schneider – and premiere choir Voices New Zealand for the fourth movement’s ‘Ode to Joy’, this is an event no one should miss.



Beethoven 9 is also available in the LOVE VOICES 2018 concert package – where you can book more concerts for less! Click here to book for this concert and/or create your own concert package.


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