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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra: Joyful Voices: Shaw & Beethoven
Saturday, May 18, 2024, 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Suburbs of Chicago Member Events

MAY 18, 2024: 7:30p

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Chicago Community Chorus w/ Dr. Keith Hampton, Artistic Director/Founder
Kimberly E. Jones, Soprano
Leah Dexter, Mezzo-Soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, Tenor
Bill McMurray, Baritone

HUỲNH (Composer-in-Residence) World Premiere
SHAW Seven Joys
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
200th Anniversary Performance
First performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824

IPO lowers the curtain on their 46th season with a resounding performance of one of music’s most celebrated and well-known works, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. With its debut performance having taken place in Vienna on May 7, 1824, IPO’s performance will commence nearly 200 years to the day after it first came alive. Also, on the bill for this epic evening will be the third installment by IPO Composer-in-Residence Oswald Huỳnh, as well as Caroline Shaw’s Seven Joys. In 2013, at just 30 years old, Shaw became the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her composition Partita for 8 VoicesKimberly E. Jones (soprano), Leah Dexter (Mezzo-Soprano), Ryan Townsend Strand (Tenor), Bill McMurray (Baritone) and the Chicago Community Chorus will lend their thunderous talents to the evening’s program.

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