Ode to Joy: There are some pieces of music that you can listen to repeatedly, and yet they still remain new and fresh to the ears. Saved for the conclusion of the five-day Beethoven festival is a symphony of the highest order: Beethoven’s Ninth!
The Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, the revered project for young talent from the music education programme »El Sistema«, visits Hamburg for an entire week and takes on the complete symphonic works of the »Titan«. Performed chronologically, a fascinating development unfolds beginning with the very classically constructed First Symphony through to the Ninth, possibly the most seminal work in classical music history. ¡Viva Beethoven!
Two of the five concerts were streamed live online. Videos on demand are regrettably no longer available.