Ode to Joy

Saturday, 15th September 2012 at 19:30
Union Hall, Maribor

Maribor Festival Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti – Conductor and Lead Violin

Maribor Festival Choir
Daniela Candillari - choirmaster

Bernarda Bobro – soprano
Viktória Mester - mezzosoprano
Allan Clayton - tenor
Gustáv Beláček – bass

Olivier Messiaen: L'Ascension, mvt. No. 4: Prière du Christ montant vers son Père (1932-33)
Johannes Brahms / arr. for strings Paul Angerer: Fünf Choralvorspiele from Op. 122  (1896)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (1823)


The Festival Maribor Orchestra with the integrated vibrant drive of the Australian Chamber Orchestra teams up with the Maribor Festival Choir and an exceptional line-up of soloists in Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 9. Richard Tognetti, who always gives us Beethoven that is alive and hot while being a fresh and memorable affair, is the Conductor and Lead Violin.

Symphony No. 9 represents the apotheosis of Beethoven’s symphonies and a remarkable page in the book of universal culture. Its general tone is happiness captured in multiple instances.

The Symphony of Joy for the last night of the festival, for the festival finale… And what a finale it will be!