This Sunday, nine orchestra in nine cities across Europe will perform the nine symphonies of Beethoven in an incredible musical journey to celebrate the composer's legacy. And launching this monumental celebration at 1pm will be the MCO, from the composer's birthplace of Bonn.
Conductor Laureate Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven's first symphony and third Leonore Overture in the stunning surroundings of the University of Bonn's Arkadenhof.
Enjoy the performance below (player goes live at 12.45pm on 6th June), or tune in on ARTE Concert.
1pm – Symphony No. 1 (Bonn) Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra
2pm – Symphony No. 2 (Dublin) Jaime Martín, RTÉ National Symphonic Orchestra
3pm – Symphony No. 3 (Helsinki) Nicolas Collon, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
4pm – Symphoniy No. 4 (Luxembourg) Gustavo Gimeno, Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg, Sylvia Camarda
5pm – Symphony No. 5 (Prague) Steven Mercurio, Czech National Symphony Orchestra
6pm – Symphony No. 6 (Lugano) Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti
7pm – Symphony No. 7 (Delphi) Teodor Currentzis , MusicAeterna, Sasha Waltz
8.15pm – Symphony No. 8 (Strasbourg) Marko Letonja, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
9pm – Symphony No. 9 (Vienna) Karina Canellakis, Wiener Symphoniker