Cancelled: Ears Wide Open - Beethoven

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Ears Wide Open: Beethoven on Monday 29 September has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

MSO Assistant Principal Cellist Nicholas Bochner guides you through two movements of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

The Ninth Symphony is astonishing as much for the context of its composition as for the music. It was the final of Beethoven’s symphonies, written when he was almost totally deaf. Still, Beethoven insisted on conducting himself, despite the orchestra hiring another conductor, at the first performance of the work in 1824. The finale was met with rapturous applause, which the maestro could not hear. It’s said the contralto turned him around to face the audience, and people waved handkerchiefs so he could see their adulation.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner presenter


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.9 (excerpts)


This production is part of the following series:

Beethoven 250

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.