13 August 2022
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Frank Pachamama Meets an Ode*
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”)
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency finale is highlighted by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Written just a few short years before his death, “Beethoven’s profound ode to brotherhood, salvation, and pure joy reminds us why we are here as an orchestra,” says Yannick, “and why we constantly try to make our world better by playing music.”
Philadelphia Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank draws inspiration from Beethoven and her Peruvian culture in Pachamama Meets an Ode, challenging us to look at gifts from the past with new and searching eyes.
The evening culminates with a brilliant fireworks display.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Angel Blue, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, tenor
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Albany Pro Musica, chorus