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The Cleveland Orchestra announces FREE stream of Beethoven No. 9 Performance as “Thank You” for 100 Years of Support

Stream The Cleveland Orchestra’s performance of the final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Spotify through December 31, 2018

CLEVELAND – As part of its centennial celebration and a special “thank you” for 100 years of support of The Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestra today announced that audiences, both near and far, will have the opportunity to stream the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for FREE on Spotify. The stream is available now until December 31, 2018.

Simply search for Cleveland Orchestra on Spotify or visit to stream The Cleveland Orchestra’s May 2018 performance of the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

This recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was performed as part of the Orchestra’s Centennial Season and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst’s The Prometheus Project, which was devoted to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Through this Beethoven cycle, Welser-Möst offered a renewed point of view on these groundbreaking works, rooted in a studied understanding of the composer’s philosophy of politics and art, and presented within the context of his thoughts and beliefs.

“Beethoven’s Ninth not only raises questions about humanity, but offers answers as to how we can respond — based on the ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, free thought, and profound vision of human solidarity,” said Franz Welser-Möst in a program note.

For more information on The Prometheus Project visit this link:

Details of the May 2018 recording available for streaming:

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
with the
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
      Lisa Wong, director

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 “Choral” in D minor:
IV. Finale on Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”

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