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Lakes Area Music Festival

Beethoven’s Ninth

Brainerd, MN

Sun Jul 28, 2024 - 3:00PM

Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

The season begins with our most epic and joyful journey yet, in a single performance of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. Christian Reif conducts the Orchestra in collaboration with a chorus of singers from the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, Brainerd High School, and the acclaimed Minneapolis-based choral ensemble, VocalEssence singing the powerful “Ode to Joy”.

More information at the Lake's Area Music Festival website.

Please note: The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticket services for Lakes Area Music Festival. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds.

  • In 2022 LAMF performed the world premiere of a piece by López titled “Tribute to the Earth”. He returns to the Lakes Area this season not just for the performance of his work “Rise”, but also to be the mentor composer for LAMF's composer fellowship program.
  • López wrote this piece for the Berkeley Symphony's 50th anniversary where it also accompanied Beethoven's 9th symphony, utilizing the same size orchestra and instruments that Beethoven used.
  • Beethoven's 9th (and final) Symphony is one of the most celebrated and frequently performed symphonies ever. In the final section of the piece, vocal soloists and chorus join the orchestra for the famous “Ode to Joy”, promoting joy, brotherhood, and peace. It has been performed at numerous monumental occasions, including the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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