23 October 2018
Continuing our commitment to sharing beautiful music as widely as possible, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents a free global livestream of its Beethoven Nine concert on Saturday 27 October – 2.45pm, direct from the iconic Sydney Opera House.
With the support of Optus and in collaboration with ABC Classic FM, Sydney Olympic Park and the State Library of New South Wales, Beethoven’s most renowned and recognisable symphony will be streamed live from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall!
Wherever you are, there are a number of ways you can join us for this special concert featuring one of Beethoven’s greatest work.
The concert will be broadcast live via watch.sydneysymphony.com and on our Facebook page. It will feature the second half of the concert, showcasing Beethoven’s choral symphony, Symphony No.9, with its instantly recognisable “Ode to Joy” theme.
With the support of the State Library of New South Wales, libraries across New South Wales will present the livestream. Participating libraries include Wollongong City Libraries, Armidale Library, Hornsby Library, Cessnock City Library, Tamworth City Library, Parkes Library, Woollahra Library and Port Macquarie Library.
You'll also be able to join in at Sydney Olympic Park, where a slightly delayed broadcast of the livestream will be broadcast on a giant screen at Cathy Freeman Park at 4.30pm. The Beethoven Nine concert broadcast will be shown prior to the closing ceremony celebrations for the 2018 Invictus Games, which will be aired at 6.30pm. Celebrate the spirit of the Invictus Games with Symphony No.9 and its theme of the unconquerable human spirit in the face of adversity!
ABC Classic FM will broadcast the full concert audio to audiences in Australia and around the world. Margaret Throsby will present the Classic Live broadcast direct from the Sydney Opera House at 2pm.
Often hailed as Beethoven’s greatest work, Symphony No.9 will be led by former Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Edo de Waart. American soprano, Amanda Majeski, will make her Australian debut performing alongside Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano), Kim Begley (tenor) and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Find out more about Beethoven Nine here.