September 18 & 19, 2015, 8:00 p.m. | September 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Symphony Mastersingers — John Silantien, director
Marcy Stonikas, soprano | Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano
John Robert Lindsey, tenor | Alan Held, bass
Schoenberg A Survivor from Warsaw
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, concluding with the exhilarating “Ode to Joy,” encourages us to celebrate our shared humanity; Schoenberg’s short but powerful Survivor from Warsaw reminds us that tyranny degrades humans, both victims and perpetrators. Paired together, the audience moves from darkness to light, from profound sorrow to elation, as the music of Beethoven’s famous chorale brings together people from all walks of life. Not just a concert—an unforgettable experience of community.
Sponsored by the Nordan Trust