AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Tito Muñoz, conductor
Maria Valdes, soprano
Reilly Nelson, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus
The 75th Anniversary Season closes with two masterworks that have enthralled audiences for generations. The epic splendor of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man was inspired by a 1942 speech by then Vice President Henry Wallace proclaiming the “century of the common man”. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the supreme achievements in music history, is a soul refreshing inspiration. You won’t want to miss this grand musical spectacle!