CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

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CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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One event on April 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs is a choral work which heavily features a baritone soloist in four of the five songs. Based on poems set to music, the verses are largely spiritually derived. While the first four maintain a tone of a deep introspection, the concluding fifth song “Antiphon,” lifts like a triumphant hymn.

Rapturous. Colossal. Legendary. These are all apt descriptions of one of the most well-known pieces of music of all time. In it, you experience sounds on a grand scale and voices like nothing else heard before or since. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony —his last—was a success from the very beginning.

The Ninth Symphony premiered in 1824 at a concert conducted by the composer, who at this point had lost his hearing. Its opening movement softly rumbles in anticipation and then builds to erupt; the second movement is lively but intense, and never shallow; the third is intimate, deliberately slow; the fourth movement ushers in a raucous fanfare, and attempt to return to earlier themes, and finally culminates victoriously with a united powerhouse of chorus, soloists, and musicians.

**Single tickets will go on sale in August**

PROGRAM

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D MINOR, OP. 125, “CHORAL”

ARTISTS

Saundra DeAthos, Soprano

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus

  • Dr. Robert Taylor, Director

Ken Lam, Conductor

CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://charlestonsymphony.org/event/beethoven9/2022-04-28/#rsvp-now

Organizer

Charleston Symphony
Phone:
(843) 723-7528
Website:
http://www.charlestonsymphony.org/

Venue

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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