Season Finale

Beethoven's 9th

2021-22 Season: Classical Series
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Location

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Date

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 7:30pm EST

Duration

2 Hours
Intermission

Programming

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the York Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performs Beethoven’s final masterpiece, Symphony No. 9. Beethoven’s 9th has brought countries together in harmony and in celebration of monumental events in history. The work’s enduring grandeur along with the incorporation of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy continues to inspire composers and music enthusiasts.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
Beethoven /Diane Wittry – Ode to Joy Fanfare
Beethoven – Choral Fantasy
Artists
Lawrence Golan

Conductor
Lawrence Golan is in high demand across the United States and internationally.
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Serena Benedetti

Soprano
Serena Benedetti’s voice has been heralded by Opera News as “a pure-toned soprano that soared radiantly in the high climaxes.”
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Spencer Hamlin

Tenor
Spencer Hamlin has been praised by Opera News for his “scintillatingly smooth” and “dazzling Italianate voice.”
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Hidenori Inoue

Bass
Bass-baritone Hidenori Inoue hails from Himeji, Japan.
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Pascale Spinney

Mezzo-soprano
Praised by the Calgary Herald for her commanding stage presence and richly modulated lyric mezzo voice, Pascale Spinney is being hailed for her abilities as a charismatic singing actress.
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Gretchen Dekker

Piano
Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Gretchen (Elicker) Dekker began her formal training in piano locally at age eight.
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Kathleen Shannon

Chorusmaster
Dr. Kathleen Shannon has served the Choral Art as a conductor and pedagogue for more than 30 years.
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York Symphony Chorus
York Youth Symphony Orchestra
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