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Beethoven's Ninth!

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Friday, May 19
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

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).

Texts for the works by Corigliano and Beethoven can be found here.

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.


Program

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Helix  
JOHN CORIGLIANO Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (DSO premiere)  
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, "Choral"