LEISURE


Symphony Orchestra offers Beethoven's 9th

The commemoration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this coming season has begun with concerts and other events all over the world. The Poway Symphony Orchestra has announced its early participation in these festivities with the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the “Choral Symphony,” on Nov. 24.

This monumental masterpiece requires the combined forces of an expanded orchestra, a large chorus and four soloists, all under the direction of John LoPiccolo, conductor.

The performance of this major work, which contains the “Ode to Joy,” represents a first on the performing arts scene in North County Inland. Continuing the successful concert series of last season, “this unique concert achieves another milestone for the Poway Symphony Orchestra,” LoPiccolo said. “It certainly is a big effort on the part of all participants in this concert, but it is well worth it. The audiences will love it. And we owe it to Beethoven.”

The Poway Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing full orchestra symphonic works to music lovers of a large area around Poway for the enrichment of all. Three performances each year take place in the centrally located Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 

The performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road.

Admission: $20/$17/$12 general/seniors/students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets for reserved seating can be purchased at the Center’s website, powaycenter.com, or at the box office, (858) 748-0505. For more information, visit powaysymphonyorchestra.org or email powaysym@gmail.com.