Festival Finale: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

01/12/2017

When:
08/20/2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 W Beverley St
Staunton, VA 24401
USA
Cost:
$22 Adult, $20 Senior, $8 College, Free for Youth (18-and-under)
Contact:
(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.
(To learn more about this work, don’t miss the extended preconcert lecture over brunch; tickets required.)

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