Ode to Joy: Holly Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth

Fri. May 3, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Sat. May 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm

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Holly Mathieson, conductor
Miriam Khalil, soprano
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano
Ernesto Ramirez, tenor
Jorell Williams, baritone
Joel Tranquilla, chorus master
Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus with the Halifax Camerata Singers
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

T. Patrick Carrabré: Just Society
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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The Ninth. It’s been called Beethoven’s last grand experiment, the pinnacle of western classical music, and the symphony to end all symphonies. What better reminder that even in the darkest moments, hope prevails than to listen to what is one of the most often played and easily recognizable pieces of music of all time. After the challenges of the last few years, we can’t help but feel the unity and equality Beethoven wanted this work to inspire. Join us for this monumental season finale!

* The May 3 concert is part of the Spotlight Series subscription.

** Please note: these concerts will not include an intermission.


Hear a powerful excerpt of the incredible “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’ Ninth Symphony.

Learn more about the “most important piece of music ever written” with conductor Benjamin Zander.

Ticket info

Single tickets are on sale now! You can also save up to 20%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today.


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