The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9

November 01, 2017 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9

https://www.sso.org.sg/chamber-music-season/vch-presents-the-philharmonic-orchestra-and-the-philharmonic-chamber-choir


Celebrate
Celebrate



The Beginning And The End


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Grateful to catch 'The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9' in concert. The Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2017, and to commerate their many years of music-making, are presenting the complete symphonies of Ludwig Van Beethoven (all 9 of them), alongside The Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the NAFA Chamber Choir.

The Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director, conductor, and founder Lim Yau, comprises young adults who are dedicated to the study and performance of seminal orchestral literature, especially that of composers who shaped the evolution of the Western symphony. In that regard, Ludwig Van Beethoven and his 9 symphonies are a perfect showcase of their talents.

Awaiting At Victoria Theatre And Concert Hall
Awaiting At Victoria Theatre And Concert Hall


The Stage
The Stage



Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, exhibits all the traits one associates with the composer; brash, uncompromising, passionate, and experimental. Parts of it are considered to be a deviation from tradition, a comedy of musical manners.

The Philharmonic Orchestra
The Philharmonic Orchestra


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Curtain Call
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 Curtain Call



Conductor Lim Yau simultaneously led the orchestra and both chamber choirs, an outstanding feat. His movements were filled with energy and purpose, and towards the end, he almost seemed mad, like he was possessed by the spirit of composers past, so great and vast was his conducting.

Interlude
Interlude


Orchestral Tuning
Orchestral Tuning



Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, 'Choral', stands at the pinnacle of Western Classical music, so massive was its scope and its historical importance. It is a testament to the possibilities of the symphonic form.

The Philharmonic Orchestra & The Philharmonic Chamber Choir
The Philharmonic Orchestra & The Philharmonic Chamber Choir


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Curtain Call
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Curtain Call



The 4 singers featured included Lin Ching-Ju (soprano), Angela Cortez (mezzo-soprano), Lin Chien-Chi (tenor), and William Lim (bass), who collectively gave a rousing performance.

The Bow
The Bow


Exit Stage Right
Exit Stage Right



I greatly enjoyed 'The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 1 & 9', whose performance left an indelible impression. I look forward to seeing the growth of the young musicians in The Philharmonic Orchestra, and to more of their concerts.





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