Beethoven 9: Ode to Joy

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Fri 15 Dec ’23
    (OUD) Grote Zaal
  • Sun 17 Dec ’23
    (OUD) Grote Zaal

In the days leading up to Christmas, Beethoven brings us a vision of a better world in which all people live in brotherly coexistence. That same dream sings about Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, an ode to the healing power of music. At the premiere, on the eve of World War II, the audience was moved to tears. Peace on earth: also in this time we need everything that gives wings to that thought.


Vaughan-Williams Serenade to Music | Rijnvos Europe (commissioned work, world premiere) | Beethoven inth Symphony


Andrew Manze conductor | Carolyn Sampson soprano | Marianne Beate Kielland mezzosoprano | Daniel Behle tenor | Luca Pisaroni bass baritone | Groot Omroepkoor choir