09.08.2020 | Concert

"Nine" - Young Euro Classic



The Beethoven Crescendo

The Federal Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Choir combine Beethoven's "masterpiece" with a world premiere of Tan Dun.


Tan Dun (*1957)

"Nine" (UA)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Symphony No. 9, D minor op. 125


Federal Youth Orchestra, World Youth Choir



Iris Hendrickx (soprano)

Jo-Pei Weng (alto)

Xavier Moreno (tenor)

Johannes Schendel (bass)


Conductor: Tan Dun


In cooperation with the Beethovenfest Bonn and Deutsche Welle.


Tan Dun is the internationally most important Chinese composer. In his compositions he combines classical and modern musical elements and combines Asian and European musical styles. For BTHVN2020 he is working on his "Nine" - a choral concert that sets the "Jiu Ge", the "nine songs" to music. They are of shamanistic origin and were written around 300 B.C. by Qu Yuan (Chinese 屈原), who is considered China's first historically tangible poet personality. "Nine" develops a dialogue between Qu Yuan and Schiller and between Tan Dun and Beethoven about "the beauty of man, the beauty of the spirit, the beauty of the earth" (Tan Dun).

The Federal Youth Orchestra
Stirring energy and remarkable professionalism combine to create a unique sound that perhaps only the 14 to 19-year-old musicians* of the Bundesjugendorchester can create worldwide.
The Bundesjugendorchester is Germany's youngest top orchestra for young musicians* aged 14 to 19 and was founded in 1969 by the German Music Council. In addition to Sir Simon Rattle, conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Kurt Masur, Gustavo Dudamel and Kirill Petrenko have already taken the podium; soloists have included Christian Tetzlaff, Tabea Zimmermann, Fazil Say and the rock musicians Sting and Peter Maffay.

The World Youth Choir is an international ensemble of the best young choir singers from all over the world. Founded in 1989, the choir brings together up to 100 remarkable young talents aged 17 to 26 years for rehearsals and concerts every year. It has become a global symbol of peace and unity through its recognition as a UNESCO peace artist (1996-1998), its participation in the Olympic Games (1992, 2008) and a Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony (2011). The spirit of the World Youth Choir is characterized by intercultural understanding, a high musical level and international friendships.


Konzerthaus Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt -
10117 Berlin

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