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Prom 18: Beethoven Symphony 9 'Choral'

posted 9 Jun 2012, 06:12 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 11 Jun 2012, 00:51 ]
Anna Samuil
6:30pm 27 July,
 Royal Albert Hall 

I will join the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in my first performance at a Prom.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (77 mins)
Anna Samuil soprano
Waltraud Meier mezzo-soprano
Peter Seiffert tenor
René Pape bass
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Seats £13 - £55, Price Band C
Promming on the day for £5

Live broadcast on Radio 3

About this event
Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music.

An impressive team of soloists joins the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra to project the finale’s inclusive vision of hope, reconciliation and hard-won triumph. What better to mark today’s opening of the London 2012 Olympics than Beethoven’s ultimate hymn to universal brotherhood?