From its powerful opening passage to the triumphant "Ode to Joy" with full choir, experience Beethoven's iconic Ninth Symphony with Leonard Slatkin and the DSO. The program also presents the first DSO performances of Grammy Award winning American composer John Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man, setting original music to seven poems by Bob Dylan and featuring the return of soprano Hila Plitmann (star of David Del Tredici's Final Alice, 2012).
ConcerTalk 5/18 at 6:30 PM; 5/19 at 7 PM; 5/20 at 7 PM; & 5/21 at 2 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! This occasion will feature a talk with Kai West, an advanced student with the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative.