About the Event
In Leipzig's beloved Gewandhaus, hear the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the GewandhausChor, the GewandhausKinderchor and outstanding soloists under the baton of Andris Nelsons for a captivating performance of Beethoven's masterwork.
Only three cities — London, Frankfurt and Aachen — were faster than Leipzig, where Beethoven's Ninth was first performed on March 6, 1826, and immediately repeated 'on demand.' Mendelssohn's groundbreaking interpretations established it in the Gewandhaus schedule, and soon the choral symphony was heard every season, usually at the conclusion. The now widespread custom of celebrating the turn of the year with the world‐spanning work also has its roots in Leipzig.
Due to its history, the Gewandhaus Orchestra stands for civic engagement in a special way. With a view to the challenges of the present and the community‐building, inspiring and transformative potential of music, it has launched a democracy initiative in 2022. On pressing issues of justice, resources, media, institutions, education, identity, resilience and faith, public and cultural figures engage in dialogue with each other, with the audience and with musical performances.
'Resonance' is the motto above the musically inspired, culturally initiated discussion of basic values, understanding of democracy and social togetherness. We invite you to join in the discussion at round tables and to experimentally explore and musically experience political, sociological, acoustic and interpersonal facets of resonance in workshops and performances. Inspired by musical artworks, we open spaces for voices of the present and for ideas that strengthen the common good — in exchange between all those who want to help shape society.
- Ludwig van Beethoven – 9. Symphonie d‐Moll op. 125
| Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus.
|Sir Bryn Terfel