Beethoven's 9th Symphony & Jazz in the Great Festival Hall
All humans become sisters & brothers

L. v. BEETHOVEN · Piano Concerto No. 1 goes Jazz, C major, op.15
L. v. BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 9, D minor, op. 125

The Philharmonie Salzburg plays Beethoven's 9th symphony in the Großer Festspielhaus.
Chris Gall plays Beethoven's first piano concert as a jazz version in the Großer Festspielhaus

The concert “Beethoven's 9th Symphony & Jazz” in the Great Festival Hall is intended to set an example for a strong and humane Europe.
Because Beethoven's "Ninth", whose main theme of the last movement is the official anthem of the European Community, is one of the most popular works of classical music. In addition, Friedrich Schiller's “Ode to Joy” is sung worldwide and stands for peace, joy, friendship and boundless brotherhood and sisterhood.
People from 145 nations live in the city of Salzburg. The Philharmonie Salzburg also consists of musicians from over 30 nations. Thus, a musical symbol for a strong togetherness is set in the name of Ludwig van Beethoven and Friedrich Schiller.

Jazz pianist Chris Gall interprets Ludwig van Beethoven's first piano concert in the Großer Festspielhaus

Beethoven was a brilliant improvisation artist on the piano and is therefore considered a pioneer of jazz in specialist circles.
Hardly any German pianist has expanded the style boundaries of jazz so consistently and originally in recent years as Munich-based Chris Gall. He thrilled audiences with jazz, indie rock and world music from the jazz festival in Montreux to the Jazz Baltica, at the Stuttgart Jazz Open and in the Vienna Konzerthaus. In Salzburg, he will perform Beethoven's 1st piano concerto in a surprising interpretation.

Chris Gall · Piano
Alina Adamski · Soprano
Frances Elkins Mezzo soprano
Peter Sonn Tenor
Alexander Grassauer Baritone
Elisabeth Fuchs · Conductor
Choir of the Philharmonie Salzburg
Philharmonic Salzburg

SAT29 May 2021 19:30 p.m. * · Ausgebucht
Big festival house, Salzburg
(Originally October 20, 2020 / January 20, 2021)
* We all had to already sold Book tickets again, relocate something if necessary and have transmitted these to all cardholders. We ask all cardholders to briefly check the names printed on the tickets and to inform us of any changes. The old cards are no longer valid.

SAT 29 May 2021 15:00 p.m. · Additional presentation
Big festival house, Salzburg

Ticket prices: € 19 to € 89
Organizer ∙ Tickets: Philharmonie Salzburg

Estimated concert duration approx. 105 minutes.
Concert without a break.

Photo © E. Mayer / Ch. Simmerl