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Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Wed, 10 Jun, 7.30pm

Hamish McKeich Conductor

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, with Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich, return to the stage to stream a live performance of one of Beethoven’s most iconic works during the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 has perhaps the most famous opening of any piece of classical music. Its “da-da-da-dah” rhythmic motif has found its way into pop songs, Morse code and even Doctor Who. But its ubiquity hides its genius: using this distinctive motif as a common thread throughout all four movements, Beethoven wrote a symphony whose form was cyclic, rather than linear, and thus revolutionised symphonic form.

You can watch this live stream online and for free at live.nzso.co.nz.  

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