Beethoven 9th Symphony


Esmeralda has been commissioned by Barbican and Lucerne Festival to create an adaptation of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, 4th movement, the choir symphony. Esmeralda is writing the piece with community singers in mind, rather than classical symphonic choirs, to emphasise bringing people from different backgrounds together.


World premiere at Barbican, February 2nd 2020
Lucerne Festival, September 2020
Cologne Philharmonie, October 2020


Choirs: LSO Discovery & Community Singers
Orchestra: Stargaze Ensemble
Orchestra Conductor: Andre de Ridder