29 Mar 2020
5:00pm, Auckland town Hall
"Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) regrets to advise that the upcoming Beethoven 250 Symphony Series concerts will not go ahead as planned, owing to the critical Covid-19 situation and the Government’s new limits on mass public gatherings.
We are however delighted to announce that the APO will still be performing each of the Beethoven concerts for you to enjoy via a livestream on the APO website and Facebook page as well as other third-party digital channels."
Beethoven Symphony No.8
Beethoven Symphony No.9
Beethoven’s whimsical, amiable Eighth Symphony is the work of a great artist who also happens to be a fellow human, laughing and joking like the rest of us.
Our shared symphonic journey ends with a mighty hymn to our universal humanity, the heaven-storming Ninth. The orchestra alone wasn’t enough for Beethoven’s ecstatic vision: voices were necessary. ‘All men shall become brothers,’ they sing. ‘I embrace you, O you millions – this kiss is for all the world!’ With this music, with its vast, elemental force, Beethoven speaks to us across the centuries and into infinity.
This event is part of a four concert series where we will be playing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies.
Featuring ensemble of singers from the three national choirs:
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
New Zealand Youth Choir
New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir