Tickets: Adult $49, Student $15, Youth $5
Arcadia Players, Ian Watson, Artistic Director
The Worcester Chorus, Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director
Symphony No. 9 in D minor is one of the best-known works of classical music. Among critics, it is almost universally considered to be among Beethoven's greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written. The Symphony was the first example of a major composer using voice in a symphonic work. Today, it stands as one of the most played pieces of music in the world, known especially for its rousing "Ode to Joy" movement.
Opening Night for Music Worcester, with The Worcester Chorus and the Arcadia Players, was a festive community celebration with a capacity crowd. The evening included a special announcement of an Endowment Campaign for the Artistic Director of the Worcester Chorus that has been integral to Mechanics Hall concerts and events since Music Worcester's founding in 1858.
All Beethoven Program
- Overture to The Ruins of Athens
- Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C major, Op. 56 "Triple"
Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; Ian Watson, piano
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Emily Marvosh, alto; Stefan Reed, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, bass
The Music Guild Lecture: Tuesday, October 21 at 4:30 pm
First Baptist Church
Professor Benjamin Korstvedt of Clark University spoke about Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.