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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's Ninth
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's Ninth
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven's Ninth
Sunday 16th November | 4.00PM

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’

Laura Samuel Violin 
Scott Dickinson Viola

Angela Meade Soprano 
Elizabeth Bishop Mezzo-Soprano 
Stuart Skelton Tenor 
Marko Mimica Baritone 

Edinburgh Festival Chorus 
Christopher Bell Chorus Master
 
Donald Runnicles Conductor

A special occasion calls for a very special concert – and from the epic tragedy of its opening to its transcendent final Hymn to Joy, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has long been classical music’s supreme act of celebration. So what better way for the BBC SSO to toast Donald Runnicles’ 60th birthday than with the work at the very centre of his beloved German Romantic tradition. First, though, two of the orchestra’s principal players begin the festivities with
one of the few pieces that can truly look Beethoven in the eye: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, music of sublime grandeur and heart-rending beauty.

Watch Donald Runnicles talking about Beethoven's Ninth here

Prelude: 3.00pm (free to ticket-holders): James Naughtie, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, in conversation Donald Runnicles.


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