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Britten Sinfonia

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Thomas Adés

Saturday 25 May 2019

St Andrew's Hall

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Tickets: £10 to £35

Gerald Barry The Eternal Recurrence*
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Claudia Boyle soprano*
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan
Britten Sinfonia Voices director
Thomas Adès conductor

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.

Important information

Venue: St Andrew's Hall

Pre show talk: 6.30pm Britten Sinfonia musicians discuss this performance’s programme. Free to ticket holders.

Beethoven Symphony Cycle

with Thomas Adés

Tickets

Tickets: £10, £15, £25, £30, £35

Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Concessions: Students, Jobseekers and Under 26s - £6 Go 4 Less - £8

Image credits: Masthead image © Rhydian Peters