Go shorty, it’s your birthday!
It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and we’re reveling in his greatest hit, the Ninth Symphony! His “Ode to Joy” theme has inspired many artists since its debut including composer Diane Wittry. The celebration gets started with her festive Ode to Joy Fanfare, and the party doesn’t stop with Beethoven’s epic Choral Fantasy — Symphony No. 9 closes our season finale birthday bash!
Ode to Joy Fanfare
Symphony No. 9
…And many mooore!
July 18, 2020, we had planned to take the celebration across the pond to Munich, Germany. An encore of this performance was to be performed in collaboration with the chorus of our transatlantic sister orchestra, the Bavarian Philharmonic. This performance has also been canceled due to COVID-19.