Groot Omroepkoor in the Concertgebouw (2015) (Photo: Hans van der Woerd)

Ode to Joy


Ludwig van Beethoven Ninth Symphony

Beethoven's Ninth
It is partly thanks to Wagner that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has become such a milestone in the orchestral repertoire. It was he who unearthed the work from the archives to inaugurate his concert hall in Bayreuth. Gradually, the tumultuous symphony became a symbol of freedom, equality and (fellow) humanity. Values that Beethoven held in high regard and that he elaborates in a monumental and triumphant manner in this symphony for orchestra and choir.

Krzysztof Urbanski
The Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbanski is praised for his expressive style. The San Francisco Chronicle called him a dancer. Elegant, funky and expressive, his body flows along with the music. Today, he leads the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Groot Omroepkoor in Beethoven's extensive Ninth Symphony.

Sunday 20 November 2022
11:00 am
The Royal Concertgebouw

Large Hall


Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Krzysztof Urbański
Netherlands Radio Choir
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Klaas-Jan de Groot
Klaas-Jan de Groot
Choir conductor
Simona Saturová
Esther Kuiper
Maximilian Schmitt
Markus Marquardt

Coming soon

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Brahms and Poulenc with the Residentie Orkest

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Masterclassics: Poulenc's Gloria

Saturday 12 November 2022
NTR Saturday Matinee

Widmann's giant ARCHE

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AVROTROS Friday Concert

Connesson & Beethoven 9

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AVROTROS Friday Concert

The War of Benoit

Saturday, 26 November 2022

The War of Benoit

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