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Eugene Symphony: Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"

Silva Concert Hall

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Tickets starting at: $10.00

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Kelly Nassief, soprano | Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano | Christopher Pfund, tenor | Michael Dean, bass

Eugene Symphony Chorus, Dr. Sharon Paul, Director


Gabriella Smith: Field Guide

Shawn Kirchner: Hallelujah

Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”


There is no experience that compares to hearing a live performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hymn to humanity, starting with the sounds of order emerging from chaos on through to the spine-tingling “Ode to Joy” that will bring you out of your seat in exultation at the end. We also hear First Symphony Project composer Gabriella Smith’s collage of sounds inspired by the natural world, an a capella work sung by the Eugene Symphony Chorus by Shawn Kirchner, and another stunning but rarely heard work for chorus and orchestra by Beethoven. Be with us for a very special evening at the Hult Center! 

Presented by Eugene Symphony