Masterworks V – Ode to Joy
April 30, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Masterworks V – Ode to Joy

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor
Firefly, composer & performing artist
University of Maine Singers
Oratorio Society

At long last, Beethoven’s 9th returns to the BSO stage in a burst of joy to conclude the orchestra’s 127th season.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Local artist Fireflyis a traditional music keeper of the Wabanaki known for his inventive techniques and cutting edge approach to performance art; the BSO has commissioned him to create his first orchestral composition
  • Randall Thompson’s Alleluia is traditionally performed at the opening of each season of Tanglewood
  • Beethoven’sSymphony No. 9 first premiered in 1824 and has since become a universal anthem of peace and brotherhood across the world

The Program

  • Randall Thompson Alleluia
  • Firefly World Premiere
  • V. BeethovenSymphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
    • University of Maine Singers
    • Oratorio Society
    • Amy Maples, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Benjamin LeClair, bass

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