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A Tempo: Conducting a Global Ode to Joy

Photo courtesy of OSESP

As part of its celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday anniversary, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute is working with conductor Marin Alsop this year to create a "Global Ode to Joy" - a series of concert performances across six continents, each interpreting the work through a local lens and incorporating the local language and culture. A Tempo this Saturday (1/11 at 7 pm) offers a preview of the series in conversations with Alsop, who launched the project this past December in São Paulo and will bring it to London, Vienna, Baltimore, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Beijing and New York, and with Aaron Siegel, the Weill Music Institute's 

Credit Photo courtesy of OSESP

Director of Special Projects.

Credit Aaron Siegel
The Global Ode to Joy performance in São Paulo included the São Paulo State Youth Choir, OSESP Academic Choir and OSESP Choir


Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.