Classics Series

Classics Series Concert 5: Fate and Hope

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House

BRAHMS: Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (Song of Destiny)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

David Amado, conductor

University of Delaware Symphony Choir

Paul D. Head, Director

Classics Series: Concert 5

Fate and Hope

From David Amado:

We celebrate Beethoven’s 250th year with a performance of his most famous, and most influential work: his 9th Symphony. Unlike any symphony that preceded it, his 9th, with its use of chorus and singers, and its unprecedented length, opened floodgates of creativity for generations of composers. Joined by the University of Delaware Symphonic Choir and regional soloists, the Delaware Symphony will join orchestras around the globe as we commemorate 250 years of one of Western music’s most revered masters. The first half features Brahms’s Shicksalslied—a masterful setting of Hölderlin’s text—that places Brahms in the pantheon of greats along with Beethoven.

Pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.