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The Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven 2020 - Ode to Joy


Beethoven was just 25 when he wrote his First Symphony. Delightful and high-spirited, floating on strains of Mozart and Haydn, it’s a fascinating glimpse of the greatness and genius to come—all on full, glorious display in the climactic Ninth. Written just a few short years before his death, “Beethoven’s profound ode to brotherhood, salvation, and pure joy reminds us why we are here as an orchestra,” says Yannick, “and why we constantly try to make our world better by playing music.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Soprano: Erin Wall; Mezzo-Soprano: Jennifer Johnson Cano; Tenor: Joshua Guerrero; Bass-Baritone: Ryan McKinny; Chorus: Albany Pro Musica and the Pro Musica International Festival Chorus. Program: Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Frank Pachamama Meets an Ode– NY premiere; Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”).

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