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Bangor Symphony Orchestra

April 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT

Masterworks V

Ode to Joy

April 30, 2023 at 3pm

Collins Center for the Arts

Lucas Richman, conductor
Firefly, composer & performing artist
University of Maine Singers
Oratorio Society

At long last, Beethoven’s 9th returns to the BSO stage in a burst of joy to conclude the orchestra’s 127th season.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Local artist Firefly is a traditional music keeper of the Wabanaki known for his inventive techniques and cutting edge approach to performance art; the BSO has commissioned him to create his first orchestral composition
  • Randall Thompson’s Alleluia is traditionally performed at the opening of each season of Tanglewood
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 first premiered in 1824 and has since become a universal anthem of peace and brotherhood across the world

The Program

  • Randall Thompson Alleluia
  • Firefly World Premiere
  • L.V. Beethoven | Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
    • University of Maine Singers
    • Oratorio Society
    • Amy Maples, soprano; Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Benjamin LeClair, bass


April 30, 2023
3:00 pm EDT
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Collins Center for the Arts
2 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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