On the occasion of Europe Day on May 9, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was performed by the Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir and soloists of the Ruse State Opera. The guest conductor from Austria, David Holzinger, came specially to this event at the invitation of the International Elias Canetti Society. The performance of the Ninth Symphony in Ruse took place within the framework of the XXV Austrian Music Weeks and is under the honorary patronage of H. Pr. Andrea Wiecke, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Bulgaria.