- One of the members of the chorus completed her 50th year with them. She was applauded specially for that which was mighty kind of them to do.
- Peter Van De Graf’s and his female counterparts voices were quite amazing
- I heard all four parts of Beethoven’s piece, and would recommend the entire performance to my family and friends (every 70 mins. of it)
- E J Thomas Halls three tiered design really enabled everyone anywhere to get the same quality music
Ode To JoyAkron Symphony OrchestraFebruary 18, 2012 8:00 PMEJ Thomas Hall
Beethoven’s 9th symphony is one of the supreme achievements of musical history. Every performance of it is a special occasion. Beethoven’s genius is apparent both in his music and in his vision. The famous “Ode to Joy” exhorts all human beings to seek the good and the holy in ourselves and in each other. This sublimely ecstatic hymn in the greatest of all love songs, seemingly composed to each one of us.
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
Beethoven: Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt, Op. 112 (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage)
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”
Presenter: Akron Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: Akron Symphony Chorus; Akron Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Christopher Wilkins