Xian Zhang, the first female conductor to hold a titled role with a BBC Orchestra, joins forces with the MSO and the MSO Chorus to present this program featuring Beethoven’s enduring symphonic masterpiece.
Zhao Jiping is one of China’s most active and internationally-regarded composers, whose film scores have twice earned him the coveted Golden Rooster Award for Best Music. His Violin Concerto No. 1 bathes us in soaring melodies and lush harmonies, played by illustrious violinist and MSO Artistic Ambassador Lu Siqing.
Beethoven’s truly epic final symphony features a huge orchestra, impressive singers in gorgeous gowns, an enormous choir producing a wall of sound, and the famous Ode to Joy in what has been described as the ‘symphony to end all symphonies’.
Running Time 1 hour 55 minutes (inc. 1 x 20 minute interval)