Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus join with a host of soloists to perform Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, alongside Szymanowski’s smoulderingly intense Stabat Mater.
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Soprano: Claire Meghnagi
Mezzo-soprano: Hannah Pedley
Tenor: Andrew Rees
Baritone: Paul Carey Jones
Szymanowski Stabat Mater
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Choral Symphony
Beethoven’s 9th has been the go-to symphony for marking seismic moments in world history, from the inauguration of the League of Nations to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. More than just a piece of music, it’s an affirmation of the human spirit at its most optimistic, and a declaration of universal brotherhood. In a welcome return to the Hall, the Warsaw Philharmonic salutes joy and sadness side by side, partnering Beethoven’s epic work with Szymanowski’s anguished yet beautiful Stabat Mater.
Price: £18-£36 including booking fee (U18s £1, students £8.50)
Inside The Music Talk - The Lantern, 6.25pm
Jonathan James explores Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Free with a concert ticket.