MONTGOMERY + BEETHOVEN NO. 9

May 28, 2022 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
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Program

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Excerpts from Fidelio

Overture. Op. 72
O Welche Lust ("O What Joy")
Heil se idem Tag! ("Hail to the Day!")

 

JESSIE MONTGOMERY: I Have Something To Say [Premiere, May Festival Co-Commission]

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

Artists

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Ji-Min Park, tenor
Reginald Smith Jr., bass
May Festival Chorus
May Festival Youth Chorus
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Venue

Music Hall

Concert Duration

~2 hours and 10 minutes with intermission

What's Interesting

In Jessie Montgomery’s I Have Something to Say, voices sing, “We were blessed to be born, when many doors had been torn open for us to be free.” Her new work, inspired by influential women past and present, gives young voices a prominent space. Celebrations of justice ring through Beethoven’s early (and only) opera. Later in life, and nearly deaf, Beethoven tore through the silence composing his ultimate celebration of life—the Ode to Joy.

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Pre-concert Talks: All ticketholders are welcome to enjoy a FREE Pre-Concert Talk starting one hour before the concert. Join Jessie Montgomery, composer of I Have Something to Say, for an informative, 30-minute discussion in Corbett Tower.

This concert is generously sponsored by Kathy and Craig Rambo.

Sung in English and German with English supertitles above the stage.

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