Philadelphia Orchestra: Beethoven 2020 | Ode to Joy
Approximate running time: 2 hours
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Only at SPAC can you journey through Beethoven’s life with the complete symphonic cycle in four consecutive evenings. Buy the Beethoven 2020 Pass now and save 15% off!
You will automatically receive 15% off after adding all 4 performances to your shopping cart; no coupon codes required (SPAC Members receive an additional 10% off!)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8pm
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8pm
Tickets to our pre-performance talks are not yet available - we will email all ticket purchasers once reservations are open.
Gates open at 6pm for evening performances.
Soprano: Erin Wall
Mezzo-Soprano: Jennifer Johnson Cano
Tenor: Joshua Guerrero
Bass-Baritone: Ryan McKinny
Chorus: Albany Pro Musica and the Pro Musica International Festival Chorus
Beethoven was just 25 when he wrote his First Symphony. Delightful and high-spirited, floating on strains of Mozart and Haydn, it’s a fascinating glimpse of the greatness and genius to come—all on full, glorious display in the climactic Ninth. Written just a few short years before his death, “Beethoven’s profound ode to brotherhood, salvation, and pure joy reminds us why we are here as an orchestra,” says Yannick, “and why we constantly try to make our world better by playing music.”
For more information on our 2020 Philadelphia Orchestra season, click here.