Beethoven’s crowning achievement—a monumental fusion of soloists, chorus, and music all set to Schiller’s magnificent “Ode to Joy.” When it premiered in 1824, conducted by Beethoven himself, he heard not a note, so profoundly deaf was he by then.

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Vocal soloists to be announced
Pacific Chorale ― Robert Istad, artistic director
Pacific Symphony

Lauridsen: Lux aeterna
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman