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Beeth∞ven 360° Ode to Joy

Virtual Concert on July 30, 2020 at 8 pm (Singapore time)

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony goes Virtual

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The premiere  of an international virtual orchestra performance directed by Singaporean Kahchun Wong on the Straits Times FaceBook and Youtube channels will air on 30th July 2020, 8 pm. A 360 degree video format will be the first of its kind that assembles world-class musicians from Asia, Europe and beyond who are joined by a 1,000 voices strong virtual choir in the Choral finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

This 2020, we celebrate Beethoven 's 250th anniversary as a revolutionary musical genius and to a double celebration that connects ASEAN and the European Union as Germany will assume the EU-Presidency in the second half of 2020 while, Singapore will continue as the coordinating chair of ASEAN for EU relations.

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Join us for Singapore’s Beeth∞ven 360°

Date: July 30,  2020, Tuesday
Time: 8 pm - 8.30 pm (Singapore time)

T-Systems Singapore the Platinum Sponsor for Beeth∞ven 360° Ode to Joy

Embrace new technology and experience a classical music concert in an innovative virtual concert! The video of Beethoven’s ’Ode to Joy’ is produced in a 360 degree format and involves more than 1,000 professional musicians and committed amateurs from many countries across the globe. Convened by Singaporean director Kahchun Wong, it is arguably the world’s first global virtual music gathering of this scale.

This gathering of international and inter-generational musicians and amateurs extends the yearly German-Singaporean open air-concert ‘Beethoven im Garten’ into the digital space for 2020 to celebrate the composer’s 250th anniversary and to forge bonds between Asia, Europe and beyond amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy a preview of the upcoming virtual concert!

Music can transform the world.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Maestro Kahchun Wong

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Kahchun Wong, Conductor

A native of Singapore, Wong is Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. Since winning the Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, he has also led distinguished orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony.
In December 2019, he became the first artist from Singapore to be conferred the Order of Merit by the Federal President of Germany, for his contributions towards Singaporean-German cultural relations. He is a recipient of the Singapore Youth Award, Young Artist Award and the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.

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