May 20, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre Conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer
WSO Chamber Singers
WCS Chamber Ensemble
Soloists from the Pittsburgh Opera
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven’s exultant Ode to Joy is the 2016-17 WSO Season Finale. Considered to be Beethoven’s greatest works, Symphony No. 9 features a large chorus and vocal soloists – the ninth symphony’s “Ode to Joy” theme is one of the most recognizable melodies ever performed. The concert is conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer, and features the 55-member WSO Chamber Singers directed by Marc Tourre and many special guests.