Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind. Tracing a journey from doubt to affirmation, it culminates in the stirring “Ode to Joy.” Higdon’s blue cathedral captures “a feeling of celebration and ecstatic expansion of the soul,” setting the stage perfectly for Beethoven’s most joyous masterpiece.
JACQUES LACOMBE conductor
BARBARA SHIRVIS soprano
ELIZABETH BISHOP mezzo-soprano
JONATHAN BOYD tenor
STEPHEN POWELL baritone
WESTMINSTER SYMPHONIC CHOIR Joe Miller, director
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The November 6 concert is generously sponsored by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.
NJSO Accents in Newark are generously sponsored by the Prudential Foundation.