Ode To Joy (NUS Arts Festival 2018)Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Symphony Orchestra and The NUSChoir
NUS Arts Festival 2018 climaxes with an uplifting performance of what is considered one of the most remarkable demonstrations of human achievement. Despite struggling with hearing loss, health issues and social isolation, Beethoven drew inspiration from the ode by German poet Schiller to create Ninth Symphony Ode To Joy, a triumphant anthem for the deepest yearning for freedom, unity and hope for humankind that has since been played to mark significant historical moments in our time.
Under the baton of Maestro Lim Soon Lee, NUS Symphony Orchestra and The NUSChoir, two outstanding youth music groups in Singapore who have received awards in international festivals and competitions, join forces with soloists Ee-Ping Yee, Jade Tan Shi Yun, Jonathan Tay and Valentin Lazrein in this musical milestone in celebration of CFA's 25th Anniversary.