FRI 18 DEC 2020 8:30PM SAT 19 DEC 2020 8:30PM SUN 20 DEC 2020 3:00PM Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Kees Bakels, conductor Simona Šaturová, soprano Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano Joel Prieto, tenor Robert Gleadow, bass-baritone BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3 Ah, Perfido! Symphony No. 9 In Schiller’s poem Ode to Joy, “All men become brothers underJoy’s gentle wings”. The peak of Beethoven’s artistry, his 9th Symphony speaksto the masses: symbolizing hope, unity and human kindness. Beethoven was unableto hear the thunderous applause he inspired, but with this monumental work, hetransformed the symphony into a universal experience.