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Beethoven’s Ninth by Heart at the BBC Proms

Wed 21 August 2024
7:30 pm, Royal Albert Hall

Aurora marks the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony with a signature memorised presentation and performance at the BBC Proms.

Beethoven’s final symphony is also his most powerful – a manifesto for social change, political upheaval and the limitless possibilities of human artistic expression. In collaboration with the BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Actor Rhiannon May and Actor/BSL Interpreter Thomas Simper, we celebrate joy and hope composed in the midst of hearing loss, illness and personal tragedy. A bold, brilliant take on Beethoven’s symphonic journey from brutality to the uplifting embrace of love.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer this season.

Audio-described by Tina Fibert
British Sign Language-interpreted