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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

  • Mechanics Hall 323 Main Street Worcester, MA (map)


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 is always a capacity crowd. We expect with the participation of the Worcester Chorus and the Arcadia Players that this will truly be a festive community celebration to start off the main concert series. A special announcement will be made that evening to celebrate the Chorus, which has been integral to Mechanics Hall concerts and events since Music Worcester's founding in 1858.

All Beethoven Program

  1. Overture to The Ruins of Athens
  2. Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C major, Op. 56 "Triple"
    Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; Ian Watson, piano
  3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
    Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Emily Marvosh, alto; Stefan Reed, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, bass

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Earlier Event: October 19
Orfeo ed Euridice
Later Event: October 26
Mozart Vespers at Emmanuel Church