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Juraj Valčuha, conductor | © Courtney Perry

Valčuha Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth

Thu Nov 18 - Sat Nov 20, 2021

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Beethoven’s cry for universal community in his Ninth Symphony is so needed today. Juraj Valčuha conducts the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Chorale, with guest soloists Melody Moore, Kelley O’Connor, Sean Panikkar and Mark S. Doss. A sonorous Sinfonietta by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson opens the program in a place of joy and delight.

A Few Things to Know

  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson was the Music Director of the Jerome Robbins American Theater Lab and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as the founder of the Symphony of the New World.
  • The Orchestra’s most recent performance of Beethoven’s Ninth occurred across the Atlantic Ocean as the final piece on the Orchestra’s South Africa tour, in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary.
  • The Minnesota Chorale has been the featured choir in many Minnesota Orchestra performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony since 1975. 



    Sinfonietta No. 1


    Symphony No. 9, Choral


Minnesota Orchestra

Juraj Valčuha


Melody Moore


Kelley O’Connor


Sean Panikkar


Mark S. Doss


Minnesota Chorale

Principal Chorus

Accessibility Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large Print Programs
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsored By


The performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is sponsored by Jim and Jane Matson