ASO Presents: Beethoven’s Ninth
The ASO’s 2022-2023 season launches with Beethoven’s unifying and empowering Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy), presented in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and the Fairfax Choral Society. Soloists Dara Rahming, Marquita Raley-Cooper, Rodrick Dixon and Daniel Rich appear courtesy of CAAPA. Beethoven’s greatest masterpiece will be set to a new English text by former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer prize-winner Tracy K. Smith. The program opens with Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
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