Sunday, February 27, 2022, 3pm

PATRON ALERT: All persons attending Arizona Musicfest events must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours, prior to entry. A matching government-issued ID will also be checked. Universal mask-wearing is required. This policy is in effect for all patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, crew, and facility personnel while in the venue. For full policy, see COVID Patron Policy.

One of history’s most powerful and inspiring artistic works, Symphony No. 9, the “Choral,” is a monumental work of genius and joy. Beethoven’s final symphonic composition, a masterpiece for orchestra, chorus and soloists, has had staggering and lasting influence across classical music. With its grand emotional melodies and uplifting “Ode to Joy” finale, the work resounds as loudly today as in centuries ago with its call for understanding, peace, and universal goodwill. The concert opens with Maestro Moody leading two engaging contemporary works inspired by Beethoven’s magnum opus.

*This concert is not eligible for discounts.

Robert Moody, conductor
Arizona Musicfest Festival Chorus – Dr. Sharon Hansen, Director
Sarah Vautour, soprano; Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Owens, tenor; Christian Pursell, baritone

Markowski: Joyride
Bates: Ode
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Markowski: Joyride