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  • Concert
  • Orchestral, Choral, Early and Baroque
  • Temporada 2018/2019
  • M/6

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir


Fri, 24 May 2019


Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisboa
217 823 700
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  • Zone 1: 37,52 €
  • Zone 2: 28,14 €
  • Zone 3: 18,76 €
  • Balcony: 23,45 €

Other sessions:

25 May, 19:00


For Leonardo García Alarcón, Associate Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra from season 2018/19, the discovery of J. S. Bach in childhood had the aura of an epiphany: “I told my father – I no longer like the music you like, now what I like is by a certain Johann Sebastian Bach,” he told Público. From then on, Alarcón began to feel the music of Bach as something extremely close, as if it were talking to him and advising him. The decisive momentum of a musically intense and fraternal “voice”, as in the case of the eternal last movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Leonardo García Alarcón Conductor
Keri Fuge Soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland Mezzo-Soprano
Valerio Contaldo Tenor
Taras Berezhansky Bass

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, in D minor, op. 125, “Choral”


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