2022 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven's Ninth

SaturdayAugust 137:30 PM



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Angel Blue, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas, tenor
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Albany Pro Musica, chorus



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.


*indicates SPAC premiere

Program Notes

This evening’s program is made possible by the generous support of Jane and John Corrou

Texts and Translations

View the texts and translations for Beethoven’s Ninth program here.

Fireworks Finale & After Party with Alta Havana

Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks finale at the close of the performance, followed by an After Party with Alta Havana!

Ticket holders can join us for an after-party with Alta Havana at the Jazz Bar inside the Hall of Springs following the Beethoven’s Ninth performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra and fireworks finale! Enjoy a live performance, light bites and a cash bar to celebrate the amazing 2022 SPAC season.

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