Beethoven’s Ninth


Friday, February 7, 2020 8:00PM
Powell Hall

Beethoven’s Ninth
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Beethoven’s Ninth


Stéphane Denève, conductor
Ellie Dehn, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

PUTS Silent Night Elegy (SLSO Co-commission)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Even in crisis, humans have the capacity for love. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony culminates in his optimistic vision for the future, the “Ode to Joy.” In Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer-winning Silent Night, a spontaneous wartime truce brings enemies together. Stéphane Denève, a cast of soloists, the SLSO musicians and chorus celebrate the best of humanity.