Believe it: Orchestra plays Beethoven 9th from their homesmain
The Rotterdam Philharmonic teamed up with a Dutch healthcare provider to film the finale of Beethoven’s 9th with all the musicians playing their parts by video from their homes.
It’s an extraordinary achievement, overwhelming in the final minutes.
If ever a video deserved to go viral, this is it.
Share like crazy, please.
UPDATE: And now they’re being challenged by the Toronto Symphony.
EXCLUSIVE: The Rotterdam video was made without rehearsal. Read here.
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OMG, I learned this as a fourth grader who hated playing the violin because it was so hard and hurt my neck and twisted my arm. This permeates to the deepest part of my soul. God help us all.
Too bad for you. Have you learned nothing since then?
!!!! I absolutely agree!
Done. Viral they are.
Thank you Rotterdam Philharmonic. Wonderful initiative and yet absolutely heartbreaking to think this has become the only way we can all share music together.
Good orchestra nice city
A potent display of musicianship. But it goes well beyond that: the commitment of these professional artists to their craft and to the importance of what they contribute to their community sets a very high bar. A friend once taught me “if you do music right it will humble you every day.” I don’t know if I do music right, but I do know I am humbled by this…
Ah! They beat us to it! My orch. is also doing this. Our editors are a little slower, I guess.
Already been done anyway (in 2012)
You tosser – embrace what they did!
Guess you missed the point….
Hi, good to hear. What platform are you using please and we want to have a go with our amateur orchestra in Wellington, NZ
I believe you’ll find your answer here: https://slippedisc.com/2020/03/exclusive-rotterdam-made-that-amazing-beethoven-9th-without-rehearsal/
Probably not the answer you were looking for. The odd thing is we didn’t see any microphones or any of the chorus. I particularly enjoyed the super high soprano that dominated the vocals quite nicely!
Are you in the Toronto Symphony? If so, you’ve made an outstanding video. Bravo!
What a testament to musicians everywhere, making the best of what is their vocation. Brilliant.
Brilliant. Thanks so much RPO.
Muscians having fun.
Fantastic!! Wonderful!! Tutti Bravi!!
What a great message of love, solidarity, and situational awareness to send out!!
I cried like a baby.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Rotterdam Philharmonic musicians. Mille, mille grazie!!
too, much to the astonishment of my wife
As did I. I thought maybe that it was just “allergies”, but I was wrong. It was God speaking to me through this GREAT music!!!
Pam Frame of Napa? I’m Helen Megan, now of Montreal, from whence I send greetings.
Thank you for the beautiful Beethoven strains that are always so moving and for your goal to continue making music at all times! Sharing in Arizona!
Brava! Bravo! You all have reduced me to tears.
Support your favorite musicians and orchestra. Send them mon/donate to them MONEY. Help get them through this crisis that have left them without jobs. Thank you
What a waste of time. I played C-major scale at home today. Anybody want to see it?? Should go viral !!
This is D major you absolute waste of space
Thanks for soothing the savage beast of worry! Beautiful. You all obviously love what you do.
It made me cry!
It was so moving
Wonderful,. It is this the new normal?
Beethoven Beethoven I love you you.
Trust you to rise to the top again in our hour of need of Fantastic music love U
Inspirational! Many , many thanks!
Wow!!!! If the world needed to hear this ever….it needs to be heard now…and always!
Here at Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá music doesn’t stop either. Something very special is on the way…entirely from home!
Wouldn’t it be great if this were possible? It’s wonderful to hear these musicians playing with such love. Wish the ending were live, too.
I think it’s against the Law to congregate en masse, a choir would be an impossible live addition!,
contact eric whitacre! 🙂
I was a bit disappointed that they cut the ending off. The last note does have a reverb tail and felt as if someone just decided they must’ve been late for their coffee break and snapped it off. Please respect the endings! They are powerful. There’s always a complainer in every crowd. That’s not me. I appreciate every note and effort that went into this. It left me wanting more. (Especially the last note. LOL).
Soooooooo very beautiful, positive and thank you
Merci! <3 <3 <3
Uplifting, an everlasting jewel of humanity…Thank you!
I really loved it . Made me feel Happy and now I have it as an ear worm running around my head . How wonderful. Thank you all!!
Bloody brilliant, well done all!
Fabulous! Thank you for creatively combining your talents against the isolation and silence. Hear my raucous applause from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. xoxox
Wonderful, so uplifting . Can I ask what software was used?We had to cancel our choir’s 50th Anniversary concert next Saturday and I would love for us to sing all together next Saturday evening to show solidarity. I have experimented with Zoom but it only picks up one microphone at a time. This looks a very professional job though!
Hi Sarah, I was wondering the same thing but as far as I know, online, we can only record and layer rather than playing at the same time as each other. Sorry your concert was cancelled. My choir is getting together to drink wine instead!
getting together??? point! you’ve got to be kidding.
I get choked up every time I hear the Ode to Joy, but never more so than with this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you! I smiled through the entire piece 🙂
How joyful. Thank you.
Wonderful to share this, all the way on the other side of the World, in Melbourne Australia. Truly, music unites us all in such joyful emotion, regardless of external stress & despair. Thank You, feels inadequate for your magnificent performance❤️
What is the app to use for this kind of performance?
A wonderful gesture.
PLEASE could an orchestra do a “Mahler” or a “von Weingartner” and arrange and perform Ludwig’s “Heiliger Dankgesang” ? Not only would it be highly relevant, it would be a lasting tribute to a great composer who suffered much from his ills…”Doctor, close the door against Death ! Notes will help him who is in need.”
Perhaps the Bonn Beethoven-Orchester ?
This is beyond fabulous. Thank you for bringing light in a time of darkness.
Wonderfull. Our chorus is trying to do cyber- rehearsals. Please recomend a platform. Is Vimeo?
I love, love, love this! Thank you!
What a lift! What a gift!
Thank you from Minnesota USA
Thanks for lifting me up!
Amazing performance together from a distance! Beautiful Beethoven! Just the uplift the world needs now!
Brought me tears of joy. Thank you SO much for this gift.
Just what we need.
That’s wonderful. Thanks so much.
We were going to be singing with them, but this virus ruined it for us. God it was amazing to practice for.
I used to work with a guy your name in the home office who sang in different
Choirs. Is this aiden stradling if so let me know.
They must have excellent software/hardware to get everything synched.
One of my fave works for choir and orchestra! I’ve sung this over 200 times with the Toronto Symphony and Mendelssohn Choir. Thank you for these uplifting few minutes of musical excellence!! Debbie Fleming
wonderful, wonderful, world, and wonderful humans
A thousand thankyous. It is a perfect reminder of how powerful we are when we all play our part with care.
Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much
Love you very much thank you for playing you are fantastic peoples love music
Could you post what app/platform they used to play silultaneously? The orchestra in which I play is trying to figure out how to rehearse together – thanks!
Watched this. Played along. Feel much better.
Thanks Rotterdam Phil.
Absolutely beautiful – it’s a smaller world than we think especially as we share times like these – thank-you for sharing this. God bless you.
Thank you so much. This piece and your effortsswells one’s heart and lifts our spirit. Thank you again from Minnesota on the edge of the Prairie.
A different kind of flash mob. Loved it.
What an inspiration! From isolation to DEEP connection…yes, nothing can stop us beautiful souls…nothing.
This was so joyous and so beautiful! Though we are staying apart we’re all together in this! Thank you♥️♥️
So, where was the choir? Or were they all finger syncing?
That was my question.
Wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed it…..very moving….thank you to all…from the other side of the world…New Zealand..we are all one ” kia kaha” be strong.
So beautiful, and so moving. Thanks so much! We need more of this community-building and spiritual nourishment while we are otherwise so isolated. (Watching from my apartment in Amsterdam, not so far away.)
I love this ! Thank you Rotterdam
❤️❤️Love this…very comforting
What a fantastic idea. Stay home musicians , thank you for this beautiful music from the heart, you have touched ours.
how can we like this and make it go viral, wonderful performance
This is wonderful! Were you all playing together live, or was it edited together afterwards?
Just so moving. Thank you, thank you.
Play on, Rotterdam!!!
People do come together, all sorts of positives in serious times! Thanks for sharing. Thoughts are with you all from South Carolina USA!
Truly inspirational. Thank you.
Thank you, thank you and thank you again for sharing your talents and love for music with us. How beautifully magical. I loved it.
Geweldig! Wat een goed initiatief! Even genieten in deze gekke wereld.
Wonderful!! Thank you.
Amazing, thank you!
Wow. Just. Wow. Thank you for that. Music will bring us to the other side.
Thank you Bless you all Be well.
Oh my goodness. I’m in bits weeping. What a beautiful gift they gave and how did they do it? It’s fantastic. Love love, Shari
Wonderful! What platform was used to make this happen? How did they sync online in real time?
what technology enables them to do this?
Thank you for sharing your talent from home to the world! Beautiful and inspiring.
Beautiful!!! Cannot quiet JOY!
This is the greatest musical expression of human solidarity ever written Thank you for reminding us so beautifully we are all one family
Brilliant! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you.
Gracias por éste buen momentomomento.
Brilliant! Uplifting. Wonder which orchestra will follow next….
This amazing performance brought me to tears ! Thank you for bringing a concert hall into our seclusion!
Thank you Rotterdam Philharmonic for sharing your talent to
You brought tears to my eyes with Joy!
Joy bursting in my heart. I got tears listening. Thank you. I will share. Many blessings to you all!
Bless you all! What a beautiful gift! I love it!!! Please give us more
Thank you! This was the first day that I woke up really, really down. Checked my phone, saw this as a text from my daughter, lay in bed and watched-listened. And realized that we are going to get through this.
thanks, danke, merci, tak, a group of American college singers is doing a similar performance.
Wunderschöne! Vielen dank!
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Thank you.
thank you from the bottom of my heart
WOULD LOVE TO HEAR PAVORATTI
My gosh, I absolutely loved this!
Wonderful!! This gave me goose bumps!
That was beautiful. Well done and thank you.
A fascinating achievement. Congratulations. Melvena
This was beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes not because of the great music, but because it’s such a great demonstration of what amazing things human beings can do, and the obstacles that can be overcome, when we work as a team. Thank you!
Thank you for doing such s loving thing for us. All of us out here in quarantine or observing isolation in some way
So beautiful. Art can survive!
Tears! Magnificent thing to do, musicians. Thank you for making music for us together from each of you.
Too bad they couldn’t show the chorus.
Thank you and xxx to all!
Speechless! Thank you!!
How do I send my thanks from Toronto to Rotterdam, via my dear friends who shared this with me?
Blessings upon all of you, and especially on the genius who conceived this idea!
With love for today and all your tomorrows!
Thst was fsntastic. Thank you.
Thank you Rotterdam philharmonic Is was more than real pleasure to listen to you
Very unusual and uniquely amazing! Great! Do it again!
A great testimony to the human spirit. I will pay for my ticket!!!!!!
This made me cry.
Such beauty, the iconic piece and the mastery of these fine musicians. Awesome idea!
Wow – I was singing along with you. A virtual choir would have been great, too!
The first thing I will do when all this is over, if I’m alive, is go to the biggest orchestral concert I can find.
To all my friends and people all over
Beautiful! Thank you!
Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you does not even begin to express how grateful we are to the musicians in Rotterdam. Bravo/Brava, ladies and gentlemen. You’ve given so much “joy” to so many!
Isn’t it amazing what can be done (is being done) in this radically new situation! -DF
Beautiful ! Wonderful for you to share with US. Your music is soul lifting, heart filling.
Thank you ALL for your your sharing talents and care through your extraordinary gift of music.
Dag! Ik hep julllie lief. Zo mooi Danken sie well. Mary
Muy bonito, muchísimas gracias !!
Phenomenal. Bravo, bis.
LOVE LOVE THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Fabulous! Listening in Minnesota USA.Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed every minute.
Wow!!! Brought tears to my eyes. Just beautiful!!!
It was unbelievable and most enjoyable What a creative idea
This is magical!
What a privilege to be able to listen to them play. This made my day.
Thank you for your beautiful passion & music in these challenging times!
Amazing and inspirational. Worth a trip to Rotterdam to hear snd thank these wonderful musicians.
Altho a trip to Rotterdam is not a good thing for global warming…
Would love to know how this is done so our community band could give it a try.
Bravisimo ! I stood and clapped ! <3
What a marvellous idea, keep the music coming.
It’s been a long day with too much bad news around the world. This had me in tears. THANK YOU, Rotterdam musicians. Bravo.
Wow!!!! if we ever needed beautiful gorgeous, brilliantly talented musicians like yourselves and the healing power of Beethoven it’s now!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ from San Francisco – BARBARA HASSID – CO- Editor— “BECOMING BEETHOVEN – The Formative Years 1770-1792
Support the Arts. It is why we live.
Inspirational. Thank you Rotterdam Philharmonic!
This is fabulous. Thank you!
So amazing – the power of music and technology. I’m grateful.
Checking in from New Rochelle, NY. Loved this!
<3 <3 <3
Always my favourite; a call to arms for all humanity; unite, be one, stand together; be brothers, sisters and confront all the evils of the world and overcome them with you love, compassion and love of life. The greatest of Bethoven’s works. Let us come together.
What an uplifting treat this morning. Thank you ! The performance gave me goose bumps. Carolyn
Simply amazing! Thank you for sharing your talents. Much love!
Today more than last month or the month before that, my soul has needed soothing. This beautiful effort to come together and provide a beautiful rendition did just that. So grateful for your sharing this.❤️
Awesome! God bless them all.
Very much enjoyed hearing you play. Makes staying home easier. Thanks
Oh that’s wonderful! It’s made me very emotional. I’m going to share it with all my family & my musician friends, & then to you again❤️Thank you all for making a difference by playing this beautiful piece of music, & ensemble even though apart.
Brilliant, I was humming & whistling along.
I joined in by whistling and humming. Stopped in my tracks when the the singing commenced.
Just loved it.
Well done all of you!
What app are they using?
Thank you so very much for a thrilling bright spot in a socially isolated day.
Sorry if this was already asked, but what technology was used to make this possible? Outstanding! Thanks for sharing.
B R A V O…..
Thanks you so much. Definitely crying here.
So beautiful. It would be so fantastic for these gifted musicians to be able to meet each other and play together in person some day. Crying tears of joy.
Wow. Simply amazing!!!!
Absolutely fabulous, just made my heart swell with love for every single one of you!! Bravo!!! ❤️
bravo, brava, bravisimo!
Heartwarming and uplifting!
You’ve brought me tears of joy!
Beautiful and Moving!!
Makes me cry – We are so mired in the crass, ignorant decisions of my government that anything beautiful and intelligent brings tears.
Amazing! I play the french horn and It was very nice
Thank you wonderful musicians of the Rotterdam orchestra. You’ve created beauty during a time of such heartbreak.
The very best! Thank you! We need this!
Sending love and gratitude to all you amazing musicians from Vancouver, Canada. Be well!
Made me cry. In sharing your souls you’ve helped restore my love of humanity.
Bravissimo! This left me tears brimming in my eyes.
Totally extraordinary! Utterly uplifting! What gifted, wonderful human beings. Thank you xxx
Breathtakingly Beautiful ! Thank you!
That was fantastic!! Thank you so much!!
I watch this every morning. Glorious!
Magnificent! A salute to the human spirit.
what a magnificent gift at this trying time- I am deeply moved and sustained
Thank you for giving us the gift of music that heals, and brings people together.
So wonderful…warms my heart! Thank you!
Bravo!!!! And thank you so much.
Dank-U Wel! Een inspiratie.
This brought me to tears. How I miss making music with my students and friends. Stay strong everyone.
Absolutely beautiful, and thank you, musicians of Rotterdam. I love Beethoven and this was so enjoyable to hear during these difficult times.
I played the flute and piccolo years ago and still have the flute. I love the violin and always wanted to learn it, but never had the opportunity.
Thank you again for this lovely video, and I thank the person who sent this to me.
Oh, so beautiful. Thanks to all of you!!!
Soul-soothing. Extraordinary accomplishment
by these musicians playing in separate venues.
Wow just wow
Beautiful, touches my heart
Thank you! From Philadelphia, PA
And may you stay well! This is strong medicine for the soul!
Kind of gimmicky -e.g. – where are the voices? ODE TO JOY!
Do you know what system/technology was used?
Got this in the wilds of Idaho, USA from my friend David since he knows my favorite Ludwig is his 9th. This is a wonderful distraction from this time of confinement. So, tak, Danke, merci, and thank you for smiles on a rainy day!!!
I am so moved by this. Thank you.
This is outstanding! What a fantastic production!
Fantastic, this put smiles on our faces
Thanks you! thank you! I wept, I am so moved! there is absolutely nothing so beautiful as music to touch one’s soul and you ALL are astounding, thank you! from the bottom of my heart, I sent to everyone I have an email for. I am in AWE. Merci beucoup, gracias, thank you!
This gave me chills- so beautiful!
Love triumphs over fear everyday of this world! ❤️
wonderful !! thank you!!
Outstanding! Creativity reigns! Loved it. Had tears.
I write from Mumbai, India, to thank you for this. Beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time – the idea and the music. Thank you, Rotterdam Orchestra
Wonderful! What a marvelous way to lift the world’s spirits when we are so separated! And what a grand piece to play: Ode to Joy! Thank you, thank you!
Touched me to the core. My husband, Ed, a musician, whose life was cut short and with
whom I surrounded myself with music during our time together, has revisited by heart
stronger than ever. Thank you, Rotterdam Philharmonic!
Fantastic! Who would have thought this was possible?
Brought me to tears Brilliant
lifted my soul
Spine tingling, goose-bumpily beautiful. Thank You so very much.. Much love, health, happiness and kindness your way. xx
Inspiring! Thank you for doing this.
And so uplifting especially in today’s world! Thank you
As a likely-soon-to-be-laid-off musician in the US, it gives me hope that seeing other orchestras doing things such as this, we will be able to survive this pandemic, not only as human beings but as professional musicians as well. Bravo to the Rotterdam Phil…your inspiration inspires me!
I know what these musicians are going through. My organization has stopped rehearsals and has left a big hole in my life. Hang in there guys and thanks for the efforts.
so heartwarming, thank you, thank you, thank you
Actions sing louder than words.
Don’t stop – play some more
crisis can inspire great beauty…. bravo!!!
Thank you so very, very much!! You have fulfilled your intentions to the peak! Have forwarded to everyone I know they would enjoy it like me.
This was the best thing that’s happened in weeks. So hopeful and joyous. I listen several times a day!
It is so wonderful and amazing how this happen.
Beautiful use of technology and music to warm us.
Thank you. You have added beauty for this day and time.
Thank you so much for this. So uplifting and joyful. Absolutely what I needed to see. And major kudos to whoever edited this. They should win an award
Wonderful, joyful, uplifting — my heart thanks you.
Extraordinary. The comforting power of music
wonderful wonderful wonderful
for all of us confined to our homes and apartments.
There is Hope, as this announces so clearly
Love love love it. Many thanks from America
Most encouraging act so far…the challenge can be met
It makes wwe weep with joy for my Rotterdam (where I lived in 1996) and for Beethoven and for such skill
Made me cry…just extraordinary. How inventive and ingenious.It gives me hope.Thank you
with gratitude anne
THANK YOU for your beautiful gift to us in this very difficult time. You remind us of all we value and live for.
I hear voices and cymbals. Where are they?
Absolutely magnificent. Thank you.
Gott sei dank! Die ganze Welt braucht diesen Tone!
Beautiful thank you
Thank you wonderful musicians for reaching out and inspiring so many around the world. Your creativity and passion is healing beyond words.
So much feeling and connection. Wonderful and tenderly!
This was the MOST uplifting video EVAH It brought me to tears For a change it was tears of JOY Thank u Thank u all so much for being the gift that keeps on giving to me my family my friends and to our world We need more of YOUS!❤️
Wow! This is wonderful! Music without a full orchestra playing in one location!
Bravo! Thank you!! Human creativity is invaluable way to lift ourselves out of fear. Thank you artists of all kinds: musicians, sculptors, painters, dancers, writers, singers, performers, comedians, film-makers, designers, and on and on and on … for showing us one of the best sides of humanity in a crisis. You make life more beautiful and insightful with your gifts.
encore and bravo. wonderful idea!
Très émue par ce travail en synergie. Bravo à vous pour cette solidarité. Chapeau les artistes depuis Montmartre à Paris. 😎 <3
Inspirational ! Thank You!
Spectacular ! Thank you
Love it! – great fun! Thank you ever so much for your efforts and performance!
This is unbelievable and a great gift at such a strange time in life. It’s a connecting link not just between us all over the world and these musicians, but because it’s classical music, to all generations before us. Many thanks.
this is what life is about. thank you
alle menschen werden Brüder (all people will become breathern)
vivat all the wonderful people who are altruistic.. special thanks to all who give, in any way they can
and ESPECIALLY TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING ON THE FRONT IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS
Thank You Rotterdam, from San Diego, Calif. USA
The most touching heart felt experience for me. Amazing what can be accomplished unifying our efforts as One
This is wonderful!!! Thanks for the uplifting wonderful music.
Fabulous ! It brought tears to my eyes.
Members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, thank you for the incredible gift of your music. You are lifting hearts around the world. Hugs from California!
Love this. Thank you.
Impressive & fabulous how well coordinated they are. Wish them continued success with this innovative way to play great Music!!
Just beautiful!!! Thank you!!!
Fantastiek! ❤️❤️❤️ Hartelijk bedankt, Rotterdam!
Thank you so much from New Hampshire U.S.A. There are no words to express how meaningful this is as a model of support and hope that is possible – – – world wide . Thank you.
So wonderful to hear and see this here in the UK, though it made me shed a tear that we are no longer EU partners. Can we have more please?
Applause, applause, shouts of brilliant.
Thank you so much and greetings from locked-in London to you all. You have made my day special
Freude? Jawohl!! Thank you for the gift. (Don’t know Dutch,
but German is close.)
Brilliant! Artist will always find a way.!
This restores faith in humankind to do the best for the community. Thank you all.
Tears are in my eyes. They are beautiful.
Thrilled to hear the musicians found a way to reach us Thank you for your determined, artistic spirit. This made today feel new and comforting.
Incredible and a true testament to human-kind’s creative genius
Fantastic! The human spirit soars through displays such as this. My soul thanks you!
OMG! Thank you for this gift. I am in tears
Danke aus Louisville, Kentucky! ❤
So thoughtful and special!
Absolutely magnificent. Thank you.
Fantastic!! Proud to see our R’dam Philharmonic Orchestra being so creative!
What a beautiful job! Thank you! Stay safe!
WOW!!! Thanks we need this.
Wonderful, wonderful! Very moving and uplifting. Chapeau!
amazing and beautiful!
Tears to my eyes. Thank you so much
Tears to my eyes. Thank you so much, Rotterdam, from Baltimore, your Sister City!!
Nothing like this music of Beethoven to fill your heart with hope and joy.
SO uplifting!! Tears are flowing for all the care that has been sent with this wonderful effort of these special musicians!!
THank you , THank you!!
This is wonderful. Thank you so much for putting it out on the web for everyone to enjoy!
That was truly amazing and our Organist asked if she could play it at our Wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian, Mississippi on August 16, 1981. It was memorable.
Thank you for a profoundly wonderful example of the human spirit – that in separation we give ourselves a future where we can be together
made me cry, we are all connected!
Tears to my eyes in gratitude
Lovely – thanks you RPO!
from South Carolina, USA
Thank you so much for this!
How Great! Thanks a lot!
“Uberm sternen zelt muss ein leiber vater vohnen!” (forgive any mispellings; I just had to add this idea, central to the symphony, that this reading was obliged to miss. Heartfelt thanks to all involved.
The music and the concept brought tears to my eyes
Somethings just can’t be improved upon! No each orchestra member could get their few minutes of fame. Kudos
Bravo! From Rochester, NY
The absolute BEAUTY of humanity and survival! LOVE this.
feeling so much love and gratitude – delightful!!
Beautiful and inspiring !
So fantastic and uplifting. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Could not open it.
Extraordinary realization which should be seen and heard by everyone on earth. It might give ideas to the informatic geniuses. Thank you for this wonderful gift.
All music was most uplifting in these difficult times. Well done
Wonderfully uplifting! Raising people’s spirits and hopes during these challenging times!!
Bravo, bravo, encore!!
Very beautiful and very moving. Thank for the treat!
Muchas Gracias, desde Costa Rica
Wonderful except that I think they missed that first “give me an A”. It got better as they went along. Great idea however
A miracle in a dark time! Made me smile and cry!!! It was so gorgeous! Thanks all so so much.
Beautiful music to calm the mind…
Absolutely lovely! Shared with many….!
First they made me smile and then left me choked up. Bravo!
Beautiful. Thank you for connecting the world through your music.
Loved this!! Thanks Diane
did you see me
Wonderful! My mind, body and soul has been uplifted
Fabulous. Thank you!
Bravo, dank je wel, hartverwarmend voor een Nederlander woonachtig in Canada. Alle Menschen werden Brueder, speciaal in deze tijd. Keep safe !
Amazing and inspired! Thank you!
I have a particular fondness for this piece as I’ve sung it many times in many concert halls. This orchestra’s part was breathtakingly beautiful!
My only complaint is when the videographers decided to add in the chorus. Not only does it take away from the musicians (can’t hear them as clearly), but it lends an element of inauthenticity. Since you added in voices that aren’t there, how do we know the rest of the video wasn’t manipulated as well?
I applaud the orchestra. Fabulous job. I wish the folks making the video had left it to just them.
As a retired violist, I loved this. Brought a smile to my face in this time of unrest. Karene
As a retired violist this brought a smile to my face in this time of unrest. Karene Watson
As a retired violist, this brought a smile to my face in these days of unrest. Karene
As a retired violist this brought a smile to my face in this time of unrest. Karene
Bless You all and Thank You ❣️
Nice job and a clever idea, however, any material with dynamics, tempo changes, fermatas, etc. would be very difficult without a conductor.
Uplifting in this time of uncertainty. A tribute to the human spirit and the power of the international language of music!
Wonderful it brought tears to my eyes,
A touching video. Even hearing players speaking in Dutch (a language which is very easy for English speakers to learn) makes me very nostalgic for the normality of our lives just a few months ago. I am becoming more optimistic that once this crisis is over that we may be able to rebuild our lives again, but for better or worse there will be changes. A crisis of this magnitude always transforms history to some extent.
We are human. We are created to connect and make beauty. This is a wonderful example of why we are here.
Sole Dei Gloria!
Wow thank you Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. So uplifting!
This is just so incredible and marvellous
Oh thank you … so grateful to you all for sharing your talent and bringing us some much needed joy.
That was so beautiful!! What a wonderful gift from all of you on this dark day in our history. It has brought tears to my eyes but joy to my heart. Thank you!
Great! So nice to hear a virtual orchestra coming together!
It gave me goosebumps! So wonderful.
How wonderful you are!
Thank you so much, such a joy to receive this!
Wow, amazing, that was wonderful, thank you all so much
We can beat this !
How fantastic! Made my morning
Wonderful! Thank you!!
Incredible gift to the world, reminding us of the indomitable spirt of mankind. Thank you.
Who needs a conductor?? Seriously though. This gave me the chills. FANTASTIC and THANK YOU!
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic. Made be tear up, but in a good way. Fabulous.
So lovely. How I wish all of life had that ability to harmonize so beautifully
A moment of joy…cheered me up!! THANKS!
Musicians world over have been lifting our spirits. This Beethoven 9th deserves to go viral.
Thank you, that is just wonderful.
And everyone finished on time!
This is beautiful. Could you tell me the technology you used. I want to arrange for a pianist to accompany a singer when they are in different places.
Best wishes and thank you
A wonderful initiative indeed; the greatest achievement of music history played as a symbol for overcoming the most severe challenge to humanism! I only wish they would really play the Ninth and not this populistically arranged segment revoking Miguel Rios’ “Song of Joy” from 50 years ago!
absolutely awesome! thank you so much!
Wonderful!! Thank you!!
Unbelievable. Just wonderful.
How beautiful hanks
Wat geweldig dat jullie dit doen! Ik kreeg deze link via Canana, Alberta.
Hannie de Wilde, Krimpen aan den IJssel.
Thank you !!! Just beautiful!
You made my day!
What the whole world needs to experience at least once a day!
This is really wonderful.
Ode to Joy, just when we need it the most. Thank you SO much for the beauty you provided tonight.
You brought a moment of light and grace to our lives. Thank you!
It is great to see what people can do being couped up in the house. Each of them are in different places and are playing together. Maybe we should try that on Zoom….I don’t think we will sound as good though.
Loved it. !!
Brilliant, made my day, Thanks so much
thanks! thank u all!!
Sending you love and thank you from Duvauchelle, New Zealand. Absolutely beautiful xx
How did you do it? What was your platform?
Brilliant and inspired. Can’t imagine how they managed. But they did.
I can’t thank you enough for doing this, we are stronger together even with social distancing. Beauty and music heal the soul. Jamie
Thank that was a wonderful Beautiful Surprise
JT From America!!
I got teary watching this from Florida. SO beautiful & inspiring. Thank you
I am impressed with the harmony, coordination and impression demonstrated in this Symphony, as it was played from individual locations and was perfect.
BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!!! Outstanding!!! Timely message, as well. I wanted to join in with my cello!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Does anyone know what service they used? I’ve been trying to get something like this to work from home, but haven’t found an efficient streaming system capable of teh short latency involved.
Where was the choir?
This is awe inspiring absolutely wonderful
I suspect this is quite like what Beethoven envisioned/heard when he was inspired to compose the ninth!