Festival Finale: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony


08/20/2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 W Beverley St
Staunton, VA 24401
$22 Adult, $20 Senior, $8 College, Free for Youth (18-and-under)
(540) 569-0267

underwritten by Chris and Betsy Little


Musical works don’t come any bigger than Beethoven’s commanding Ninth Symphony for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra. The SMF concludes its 20th anniversary season with Beethoven’s last completed symphony, a work that transformed music, rewrote accepted norms of symphonic music, and carried poet Friedrich Schiller’s message of “Ode to Joy” to all future generations. SMF artistic director Carsten Schmidt conducts the SMF Chamber Orchestra, a brilliant period instrument ensemble, along with featured vocal soloists and chamber chorus comprised of members of the UVA University Singers and Oratorio Society of Virginia.

Beethoven    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

Quinn, Chartrand, Netter, Couden, Mello, Chester, Wadsworth, Tipton, P.Walker, Tikkanen, Davids, Murchie, Ashworth, Nosky, Pirard, Kordes, Pensola, Hughes, Yoshioka, Miller, Overfield-Zook, Fisher, Steinhoff, Mueller, Donakowski, Wilson, Lardin, Higgins, Davis, Boodell, Fester, Owens, Matthews, Stern, Collins, Corwin, Williams, Zook, Tatum, Ambrose, Kwapis, Adduci, Fang, Smith, Schmidt, members of UVA University Singers and Oratorio Society of Virginia (Michael Slon)