GSCC Member Event
GARCIA Vast Array
PRICE Song of Hope [West Coast premiere]
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (“Choral”)
Our season closes with Beethoven’s transcendental ninth symphony, a work that broke new ground in many respects, not the least of which is that, in it, Beethoven put his own music in dialogue with itself, recalling several passages of earlier movements as a prelude to the great “Ode to Joy” theme.
Before the “Ode to Joy” though, we’ll present the West Coast premiere of a piece by Florence Price, her Song of Hope for chorus, soloists and orchestra, only recently rediscovered in 2016 at her country home in Illinois. The concert opens with a reprise performance of a 2019 Harmonia commission, Carlos Garcia’s Vast Array.