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Sat, Apr 06


Walton Arts Center

Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth

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Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth

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Apr 06, 2024, 7:30 PM

Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

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Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth

Saturday, April 6, 2024 – 7:30PM

Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville


Astor Piazzolla – Fuga y Misterio

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

Sponsored by Highlands Oncology

On this program, we honor the 200th anniversary of the world premiere of perhaps THE most famous piece of orchestral music ever written: Beethoven’s towering Ninth Symphony – the first symphony ever to feature vocalists and a chorus. It was judged to be the greatest symphony ever when it was composed in 1824 – so great, in fact, that Brahms famously avoided writing his first symphony for decades, scared to death of the comparison with Beethoven’s masterpiece. The sung text is taken from the German poet Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” a paean to what used to be referred to as the “Brotherhood of Man”, but which is now better understood as the vast interconnectedness of the entire human species. Lofty ideas and unforgettable music. The spirit of the work truly is an ‘ode to joy’ and will leave listeners feeling uplifted, connected, and awed by the ability for music to highlight the best aspects of our shared humanity.


Single Tickets: $36, $48, $61

Discount student tickets available with a student photo I.D.

Under 18 FREE with an accompanying adult (limited quantities)

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