Happy Endings

December 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

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A 19th Century print depicting the first Performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Beethoven drawn in the middle of his orchestra (Photo:Bettmann(Life time: 19th Century) / Public domain)

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from his Symphony No. 9 is the centerpiece of this program. Herbert von Karajan conducts. Also heard will be the finale of Verdi’s Falstaff with Bryn Terfel and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Shirley Verrett and Anna Moffo.