Summer 2024

Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kloster Eberbach and Beethovenfest Bonn: in summer 2024, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany will invite the World Youth Choir to join its tour for the first time. It will be working with the choir on the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which speaks of the unbridled joy and enthusiasm of youth. Maestro Tan Dun, who will alternate as conductor with Jörn Hinnerk Andresen on this tour, will present the young people with an "Ode to Peace", which will be premiered on this summer tour.

The event is under the patronage of the Minister of State for Culture and the Media Claudia Roth.


Tan Dun: Choral Concerto: Nine – Commissioned by the German Music Council, BTHVN2020, Royal Philharmonic Society, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Welle

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9


Iris Hendrickx (Soprano)

Jo-Pei Weng (Alto)

Xavier Moreno (Tenor)

Johannes Schendel (Bass)

World Youth Choir

National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Tan Dun (Conductor)*

Jörn Hinnerk Andresen (Conductor and Rehearsal)


28 August, 7:30 pm: Weikersheim – TauberPhilharmonie

29 August, 8:00 pm: Eltville am Rhein – Kloster Eberbach, Basilika (Rheingau Musik Festival)*

30 August, 7:00 pm: Eltville am Rhein – Kloster Eberbach, Basilika (Rheingau Musik Festival)*

31 August, 8:00 pm: Amsterdam (NL) – Concertgebouw*

01 September, 6:00 pm: Bremen – Die Glocke (Musikfest Bremen)

02 September, 8:00 pm: Hamburg – Elbphilharmonie (Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival)*

03 September, 8:00 pm: Berlin – Gedächtniskirche

05 September, 8:00 pm: Brixen (IT) – Dom

07 September, 7:30 pm: Bonn – Oper (Beethovenfest Bonn)*

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Berlin Philharmoniker Bundesministerium Wdr3 Daimler DOV GVL Freude.