Beethoven's world famous Symphony No. 9 was not just the theme-song of Kubrick's classic "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) - it serves as the European anthem as well and in addition it also acts as a symbol of peace in Japan.
Especially the "Ode to Joy" enjoys immense popularity and is regularly sung by professionals and amateur singers all around Japan. This passion is part of the performance of the 9th Symphony in it's hometown Vienna - the japanese singers express their enthusiasm for this piece of music as well as their commitment to peace and solidarity among nations.
All profits of the concert will be donated to the sufferers in the Tohoku region, which continue to live in temporary accomodation because of the severe earthquake and the tragedy around Fukushima 2011.
The photos are taken with my Canon 5d Mark III. Lenses used: Canon L 24mm 1.4 / 50mm 1.2 / 135mm 2.0 / 16-35mm 2.8 / 100-300mm 4.0-5.6 /