Summary

James Ross, conductor
Dara Rahming, soprano

Marquita Raley-Cooper, mezzo-soprano
Rodrick Dixon, tenor
Daniel Rich, baritone

Fairfax Choral Society
Victoria Gau, Chorus Master

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral “Ode to Joy”
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia creates a heavenly atmosphere with translucent strings, preparing the audience for the transcendent experience of Beethoven’s final symphony; his “Ode to Joy” fills the concert hall with uplifting voices, unifying and inspiring. United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith’s new English text brings relevance for today. Soloists appear in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA).

 


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Performance Schedule


  • October 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm     Get Tickets     Directions

    Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center

  • October 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm     Get Tickets     Directions

    Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center