Global Ode to Joy

The original Global Ode to Joy was conceived by Marin Alsop in partnership with New York’s Carnegie Hall. Alsop was set to lead performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on six continents with ten renowned orchestras. The concert experience was to be reimagined for local communities, presenting new music alongside the music of Beethoven and artists from each region. As part of each performance, the “Ode to Joy” text was to be translated into a local language.

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