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Rune Bergmann | Photo: Courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Ode to Joy

Last classics special of the season, Calgary Phil pays tribute to Beethoven

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons  205 8th Ave. SE
  • Price $20 - $80
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Led by Music Director Rune Bergmann, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its classics series with a special tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven.

“We start the concert with a more refined classical style performing Beethoven’s First Symphony,” says Bergmann, in a statement. “This represents the starting point for the most beloved composer in history. The second half showcases a full orchestra with soloists and chorus for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony demonstrating how his music evolved and shaped history.”

No other work encompasses humanity’s struggles to live freely and joyfully, and coupled with his First Symphony, the concert showcases Beethoven’s unsurpassed symphonic legacy.

And if you can’t make it, don’t worry. The concert concludes the first year of Calgary Phil’s Live-Streaming Initiative that provides a fully immersive digital concert experience to audiences around the globe. Viewers can tune in for free at 8:00pm MST on June 16, 2018 at and enjoy this not-to-be-missed concert.

Catch Ode to Joy June 15 and 16, 2018 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE).