Beethoven Ninth Symphony

Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:30PM
Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater

Beethoven Ninth Symphony

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Beethoven Ninth Symphony

Matthew Kasper, conductor
Rebecca Nash, soprano
Sandra Eddy, mezzo soprano
Chad Shelton, tenor
Christopher Job, bass-baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Beethoven’s symphonies have endured for centuries, speaking to generation upon generation. In his final symphonic work, the composer takes his listeners on a monumental journey from anguish to joy, ending with life-affirming triumph. Assistant Conductor Matthew Kasper conducts The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece – the Ninth. Also on the program – Vaughan Williams’ richly textured Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a work that joins string quartet and string orchestra in gorgeous harmony.