Beethoven’s Ninth

Marking the 200th anniversary of a monumental masterpiece that celebrates our shared humanity.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Pioneering 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc’s Overture sets the stage for a thrilling season opening concert.
  • Instantly recognizable, Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony is widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces in classical music. Powerful and uplifting, Ode to Joy has become an enduring anthem for unity.
  • Four internationally acclaimed singers with Bay Area connections—Laquita Mitchell, Kelley O’Connor, Nicholas Phan, and Sidney Outlawlead a 100-strong choir of local singers from San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chorus for a spectacular start to the season.

Concerts Should Be Fun

Take selfies at the photo booth, sip a signature cocktail at your seat, and arrive early for the free 30-minute pre-concert talk, starting one hour before each performance.

  • Bring drinks to your seats
  • Clap when you hear something you like
  • Phones on and in silent mode allowed

The Program

Louise FarrencOverture No. 2

Ludwig Van BeethovenSymphony No. 9

Season Partner

Lesher Foundation


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