Masterworks V

Ode to Joy

April 30, 2023 at 3pm
Collins Center for the Arts
Lucas Richman, conductor
Firefly, composer & performing artist
University of Maine Singers
Oratorio Society

At long last, Beethoven’s 9th returns to the BSO stage in a burst of joy to conclude the orchestra’s 127th season.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Local artist Firefly is a traditional music keeper of the Wabanaki known for his inventive techniques and cutting edge approach to performance art; the BSO has commissioned him to create his first orchestral composition
  • Randall Thompson’s Alleluia is traditionally performed at the opening of each season of Tanglewood
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 first premiered in 1824 and has since become a universal anthem of peace and brotherhood across the world

The Program

  • Randall Thompson Alleluia
  • Firefly World Premiere
  • L.V. BeethovenSymphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
    • University of Maine Singers
    • Oratorio Society
    • Amy Maples, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Benjamin LeClair, bass

Tickets

  • Subscriptions are now on sale; 5 concert packages as low as $45 for new subscribers
  • Single tickets go on-sale September 16th
  • Digital streaming for this performance will be available from May 2nd to May 16th; details to follow