The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra joins the worldwide celebrations marking Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020 with a series of concerts and events.
Calling musicians of all ages and skill levels who love Beethoven!
This is your chance to join Ludwig’s birthday celebrations in a community play-in – Beethoven’s Big Birthday Bash.
For this special event, community and student musicians will work together with their APO counterparts to create
a mass community orchestra and choir performing selected extracts from the Ninth Symphony, led by Giordano
Music has been specially arranged by APO Communities Composer Ryan Youens so that everyone can join in.
The day's activities will be live-streamed to the Digital Stage, Aotea Square.
2.00pm Orchestra players arrive, register and find their seats
2.15pm Welcome from Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
2.20pm Orchestra rehearsal starts (Beethoven Symphony No.5)
2.30pm Choir arrives
3.00pm Orchestra & Choir rehearsal (Beethoven Symphony No. 9)
4.15pm – 5.00pm Performance
Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Arrangements Ryan Youens
Image Adrian Malloch
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