Under the baton of world-renowned conductor Marin Alsop, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival Philharmonic with the Heritage Signature Chorale perform Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony, the most popular symphony of all time, with poetry by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, originally commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Under the soaring arches of the Cathedral, the orchestra will also perform Jennifer Higdon’s ethereal blue cathedral.

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Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) blue cathedral
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125
English adaptation by Tracy K. Smith

Marin Alsop, conductor
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Adia Evans, soprano
Jazmine Olwalia, mezzo soprano
Lawrence Barasa Kiharangwa, tenor
Kevin Short, bass
Heritage Signature Chorale
Stanley J. Thurston, president & artistic director