Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series

2022-2023 Season

Beethoven's Ninth

Event Details

Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 3:00 pm
William Saroyan Theatre

Event Artists

Rei Hotoda,
conductor
Karen Slack
,
soprano
Sarah Mesko
,
mezzo-soprano
Adam Diegel
,
tenor
Damien Geter
,
bass-baritone
Fresno Master Chorale
Anna Hamre
,
director

Event Composers

Damien Geter
Symphony No. 1: The Justice Symphony
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, Choral

Event Description

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of JFK’s 1963 nationally televised speech that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this performance of Damien Geter’s Symphony No. 1: The Justice Symphony, centered on anthems from the Civil Rights era, highlights contemporary challenges in social engagement. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral closes our season with the joyful confluence of Music Director Rei Hotoda, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Fresno Master Chorale, and special guests Karen Slack, Sarah Mesko, Adam Diegel, and Damien Geter.

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