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100th Anniversary Launch with Emanuel Ax & Beethoven 9

Emanuel Ax
Classical

Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 7:30 PM

WASHINGTON PAVILION
Delta David Gier, conductor
Dr. James R. Johnson, chorus master
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Emanuel Ax, piano

Physically-Distanced Seating: NOT AVAILABLE

EVENT OVERVIEW:

Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73 “Emperor”

Beethoven / Symphony No. 9
Emanuel Ax, piano

The SDSO season finale features world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven’s beloved “Emperor” Concerto. This performance culminates Ax’s week-long residency of concerts at schools and hospitals. Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9—best known for its culminating “Ode to Joy” – launches the SDSO into its 100th season!

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Concert Insights

6:30 PM      Mary W. Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion

Join Music Director Delta David Gier as he contextualizes the music and enriches the performance with background on guest artists and the repertoire. Concert Insights is held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion.

7 @ 7 – Seven things to listen for in the concert!

7:00 PM    3rd Floor Lobby, Washington Pavilion

Join SDSO Assistant Conductor Thomas Fortner as he leads a pre-concert talk highlighting interesting features of the concert that evening. This fast-paced and energetic lecture takes place in the north lobby of the third floor prior to every Saturday evening Classical Concert.


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Physically-Distanced Seating: NOT AVAILABLE

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