All Together: A Global Ode to Joy
AKL, 26 JUL | WGN, 28 JUL
Marin Alsop Conductor
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Choral
Kia Kotahi: He Toirangi Ā-Ao Kia Harikoa - All Together: A Global Ode to Joy will see the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra join a unique international project in 2020 where leading orchestras on five continents perform new versions of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop and the NZSO will be joined by Secondary Schools and Youth Choirs to perform a new version of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in te reo Māori.
Beethoven’s values of fraternity and unity for all, regardless of race, creed or class, reach their fullest expression in his Ninth Symphony, and are sentiments just as relevant today as they were when this sublime work was first performed.
In addition, NZSO will perform four newly commissioned works by New Zealand composers to complement Beethoven’s great masterpiece. Join this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of music, for and by the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
All Together: A Global Ode to Joy is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.