May 14 - 15 2022
Beethoven’s 9th: Ode to Joy

Beethoven’s 9th: Ode to Joy

Presented by Cape Symphony at Barnstable Performing Arts Center (BPAC)

Our brilliant principal string players will perform “Grosse Fuge,” one of the most visionary works for string quartet of the 19th century. This work is a daring emotional journey, titanic in scope and relentless in its energy. Pianist Mikael Darmanie will perform the shimmering “’Moonlight’ Sonata,” perhaps Beethoven’s most popular composition for the piano.

The pinnacle of our celebration is, of course, Beethoven’s very best: the towering Ninth Symphony. “Ode to Joy,” the final movement, is many things: a protest anthem, a celebration of music, a call for unity among all humankind. One of the reasons the Ninth is so special is that Beethoven was the first major composer to include the human voice in a symphony. Requiring a brilliant chorus, outstanding soloists, and an enormous (and enormously talented) orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth is perhaps the greatest triumph of Western classical music, and this performance will be a monumental experience!

Admission Info

Students ages six to 22 years are eligible for 50% off individual ticket prices to all Cape Symphony concerts.

Phone: 508-362-1111


Dates & Times

2022/05/14 - 2022/05/15

Additional time info:

All Cape Symphony Masterpiece concerts feature a pre-concert talk, which begins one hour before the performance.

Location Info

Barnstable Performing Arts Center (BPAC)

744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601