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Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca presents the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca, under the baton of Master Michel Meissner, Principal Conductor, invites citizens to the IV Concert of the II Season "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony", dedicated to the XLIII Ecuadorian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Presentations will be held on Thursday 4, and Friday 5, October at 8 PM in the church El Sagrario (Old Cathedral).

The work will count on the participation of four Ecuadorian soloists of great trajectory in the lyrical song: Vanesa Regalado, Yanina Murga, Andrés Cordova and Alex Rodriguez. In addition, we will have the collaboration of the choir of the Superior Conservatory José María Rodríguez and the choir of the University of Azuay, directed by María Eugenia Arias; and the choir of the University of Cuenca directed by Priscila Urgilés.

Free entry.

Ninth Symphony of Beethoven is the first work of a composer who uses four voices, conforming it with soloists and a small choir. This great composition belongs to the final Beethovenian period, along with the Missa Solemnis, the last sonatas or the last quartets. It premiered in Vienna on May 7, 1824, being the first appearance of the composer on stage after 12 years.

The Ninth Symphony was the most politically successful musical piece in the West, to the extent that its Ode to Joy was designated an official anthem of Europe. From the birth of national anthems in modernity and from the construction over the last century of the myth of Beethoven, political families of various kinds and even antagonistic from the French republicans to the German National Socialists have used the end of the Novena Sinfonía, and today, in an increasingly complex political plot, seems to be an integral European symbol of a shared project that, in the wake of Schiller's text "All men will be brothers ..." points to an old utopia of brotherhood.

We reiterate our invitation to citizenship and we are waiting for you to enjoy this great work to be presented this week.
Ana Dávila Vázquez. Public Relations Manager, The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca

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