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Beethoven’s Ninth

& Shelley conducts Andrew Balfour and Anna Clyne

2024-06-19 20:00 2024-06-20 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Beethoven’s Ninth

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33733

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Ludwig van Beethoven rocked the world of classical music in many ways, and his Symphony No. 9, with its spine-tingling “Ode to Joy,” was a radical work that introduced singing into a symphony for the first time—and what singing it was! Anna Clyne’s Glasslands, a co-commission of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, BBC Radio 3, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Artis-Naples, Naples Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
June 19 - 20, 2024
8:00 pm EDT

June 2024

  1. Jun 19 2024
    Wednesday

    8:00pm

    8:00pm

  2. Jun 20 2024
    Thursday

    8:00pm

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Jess Gilliam
Music Classical music Masterworks Vocal
  • ANDREW BALFOUR ᓂᔭ niya (I Am)
  • ANNA CLYNE Glasslands
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual

Ludwig van Beethoven rocked the world of classical music in many ways, and his Symphony No. 9, with its spine-tingling “Ode to Joy,” was a radical work that introduced singing into a symphony for the first time—and what singing it was!

Anna Clyne’s Glasslands, a co-commission of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, BBC Radio 3, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Artis-Naples, Naples Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, “conjures an imaginary world of three realms governed by the banshee—a female spirit who, in Irish folklore, heralds the death of a family member, usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening in the silence of the night.” Featured soloist British saxophonist Jess Gillam is musical lightning in a bottle, animating the world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality, every ounce of which she shares for this performance.

ᓂᔭ niya (I Am), by Winnipeg-based composer Andrew Balfour, was commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a companion piece to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.  Of Cree descent, Balfour is an innovative, multi-faceted composer/conductor with a  large body of choral, instrumental, electro-acoustic and orchestral works. 

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    Conductor Alexander Shelley
  • Saxophone Jess Gillam
  • Featuring Ottawa Choral Society
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    Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • Stage Manager Tobi Hunt McCoy
  • director Gabrielle Gaudreault
  • guest chorus master Duain Wolfe