The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and John Eliot Gardiner’s Beethoven 250 celebrations culminate in September with a tour of the composer’s monumental mass setting.
On 5 November 1989, a performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at London’s Royal Festival Hall marked the founding of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique by John Eliot Gardiner, giving birth to a new kind of period instrument ensemble. Now, three decades later, the ORR brings both its 30th anniversary and Beethoven 250 celebrations to a close with a series of performances of the composers’ glorious mass setting.
The Monteverdi Choir and an acclaimed quartet of soloists join the orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner on a tour that includes performances at some of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals.
Berliner Festpiele, Berlin
Friday 4 September at 8pm
Lucerne Festival, Lucerne
Saturday 12 September at 6.30pm
Further performances to be announced in due course