Groot-Omroepkoor (c)Ronald Knapp

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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Van Gilse & Schubert's 'Unfinished Business

James Gaffigan (c) Vera Mann
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AVROTROS Friday Concert

Odes to music!

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Great Sing Along Concert 2023 - Lustrum Edition!

Marcus Creed
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The Sunday Morning Concert

Choral works by Vaughan Williams and Handel

Aapo-Häkkinen-c-Maarit Kytöharju
Saturday 11 February 2023
NTR Saturday Matinee

Kindred spirits: Schumann and Verhulst

Eric Whitacre
Saturday 25 February 2023
NTR Saturday Matinee

The Sacred Veil by Eric Whitacre

Friday, March 31, 2023

St Matthew's Passion

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