Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony
Main Library – Monday, November 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. On the heels of the New Jersey Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, Maplewood Library will be screening the documentary film Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony; a cinematic journey across five continents and into the heart and soul of one of the world’s greatest works of art.
Following The Ninth captures the power and beauty of Beethoven’s grand and world-transforming achievement, which has touched lives worldwide for nearly 200 years. The Ninth serves as an international anthem of hope. It buoyed protesters in Tiananmen Square and provided solace to those struggling for freedom in Pinochet’s Chile. It offers beauty in the face of suffering and allows us to transcend, heal, repair, and bring people together across every boundary that divides us.