Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Soprano Madeleine Pierard
Mezzo Kristin Darragh
Tenor Amitai Pati
Bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Ensemble of singers from the three national choirs:
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
New Zealand Youth Choir
New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir
Beethoven Symphony No.8
Beethoven Symphony No.9
Beethoven’s whimsical, amiable Eighth Symphony is the work of a great artist who also happens to be a fellow human, laughing and joking like the rest of us.
Our shared symphonic journey ends with a mighty hymn to our universal humanity, the heaven-storming Ninth. The orchestra alone wasn’t enough for Beethoven’s ecstatic vision: voices were necessary. ‘All men shall become brothers,’ they sing. ‘I embrace you, O you millions – this kiss is for all the world!’ With this music, with its vast, elemental force, Beethoven speaks to us across the centuries and into infinity.
This event is part of a four concert series where we will be playing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies. Book all four concerts to save 15%!
Presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in association with Auckland Arts Festival and Auckland Live
Supported by the APO Stellar Fund and the Rua & Clarrie Stevens Charitable Trust
Beethoven's Birthday High Tea
Celebrate this momentous occasion in style with a delicious pre-concert high tea with tiered platters of tea-time treats in the Concert Chamber before The Radical – the final concert in our Beethoven 250 symphony series.
Pre-concert from 3.30pm
Cost: $60 per person
VIP ticket upgrade includes premium seating and sweet and savoury tea-time platters, tea, coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks before the concert.