Sunday, May 16, 2021

Beethoven: 250th Anniversary

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Michael Sheppard, piano

Leo Wanenchak, piano

Baltimore Choral Arts Orchestra

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Baltimore Choral Arts closes the season with an ode to Beethoven. Jake Runestad, a former winner of Baltimore Choral Arts’ Student Composer Project, bases his work on the gut-wrenching Heiligenstadt letter Beethoven wrote to his brother about his despair over his growing deafness. This celebration concludes with perhaps the most invigorating work in the orchestra/chorus repertoire—Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from his Ninth Symphony.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to Egmont, Op. 84

Jenni Brandon -  We Are Joy

Beethoven - Choral Fantasy, Op. 80

Jake Runestad - A Silence Haunts Me

Beethoven - “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125, Mvt. IV



There will be a pre-concert Choral Conversation upstairs inside Shriver Hall Auditorium's Clipper Room at 2 pm.

This concert is assigned seating. Please refer to the seating chart for more information.For accessibility needs, please call the box office at 410-523-7070 ext 301. If purchasing seats in the BALCONY section, please be aware that there are a set of stairs before reaching your seats.

Limited free parking is available in the Wyman Lot, directly across the street from the South Garage entrance off Wyman Park Drive. There is also street parking available.

Paid parking ($10 cash only) is available at the South Garage, off Wyman Park Drive, at the driveway where the signs read BOWMAN DRIVE and VISITOR AND MUSEUM PARKING.



Notice: Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. and any programs operated by Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Inc. is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program

Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3:00 PM

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