An Ode to Joy: Beethoven's 9th
ESO Classics

An Ode to Joy: Beethoven's 9th

Conducted by Michael Stern
May 4 & 6 7:30 PM

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony always invigorates and the famous “Ode to Joy” delivers a powerful message of unity and peace. The program also features thoughtful and reflective pieces by two of today’s celebrated women composers, Canadian Vivian Fung and American Jessie Montgomery.

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Thursday, May 4th and Saturday, May 6th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to include:

Montgomery Hymn for Everyone
Fung Prayer
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Program subject to change.

For the condensed concert on May 5th, visit Beethoven & Joy.

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Michael Stern, Conductor
Miriam Khalil, soprano
Andrea Hill, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass
Kokopelli (Scott Leithead, conductor)
Òran (Kathleen Luyk, conductor)
Belle Canto (Heather Johnson, conductor)
Vox Hominis (Elaine Myhre, conductor)
Chronos Vocal Ensemble (Jordan Van Biert, artistic director)
Vocal Alchemy (Jordan Van Biert, artistic director)
Timothy Shantz, chorusmaster

31 - Admission Policy - Div Well Style

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39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.