Edition 2017

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

Orchestre national de France, Christoph Eschenbach

Saturday 15 april - 20h30

Grand Théâtre de Provence

Over one hundred and fifty musicians will gather on the stage of the Grand Théâtre for an exceptional event: a performance of Beethoven's “Ninth”. The Easter Festival Programme is including this monument for the first time, as it brings together the Orchestre national de France with the Radio France choir under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.

The conductor, who is also a gifted pianist – will play another of Beethoven's masterpieces, The Spring Sonata, on Sunday April 16th – thus displaying his particular, almost emotional relationship with Beethoven with this hymn to universal joy and fraternity, a veritable musical testimonial. 

  • Orchestre national de France
    Choeur de Radio France
    Sofi Jeannin, choirmaster
    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

    Genia Kühmeier, soprano
    Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano
    Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
    Mikhail Petrenko, bass

    • Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    • Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125