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Beethoven’s Ninth

2018-2019 Season, Masterworks

Beethoven’s Ninth

Apr 13
Saturday
7:30 PM
Apr 14
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Wichita Symphony Chorus & Guest Soloists

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

What's interesting about these concerts:

- If you’re passionate about something, you never give up! Beethoven made us all look like slackers when he composed his Ninth Symphony, having gone completely deaf by the premiere.

- Spanning many continents and cultures, Beethoven’s Ninth has been used as a beacon of hope and unity in times of struggle, such as over speakers at the Tiananmen Square Protests, and in times of great joy, such as a celebratory performance in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

- Hearing this magnificent symphony live should be on everyone’s bucket list. We’d love to help you check this masterpiece off!

Hear samples of the music to be performed at this concert

Michael Hanawalt

About Michael Hanawalt, chorus director

Michael Hanawalt is Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University, where he conducts the Concert Chorale, the Women’s Glee Club, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Dr. Hanawalt is also the Chorus Director for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Director of Music at University Congregational Church in Wichita. Prior to his appointment at Wichita State, he served as Visiting Instructor in Music at St. Olaf College, where he conducted the Chapel Choir and the Viking Chorus. To learn more about Michael Hanwalt, click here.

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