When the Canadian Opera Company opened the doors to its new opera house in 2006, the gala concert included “Ode to Joy,” the last movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
Ludwig van Beethoven considered his Ninth Symphony a political piece of music when he wrote it in the early 1820s, and it remains so to this day, writes John Terauds. (GETTY IMAGES)
Music director Peter Oundjian has chosen the whole, 75-minute-long composition to cap and celebrate his 14 years with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on June 28, 29 and 30. Full story
John Terauds (The Star
) / June 26, 2018
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