The 2018-2019 concert season begins with Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished." Although Schubert only got halfway through this composition before his death, it is still sometimes considered one of the first Romantic symphonies. The LPO is joined by NOVA Masterworks for Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9, ushering in the new season with the famous “Ode to Joy” chorus.
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor; Katherine Whyte, Soprano; Susan Platts, Mezzo-soprano; Thomas Studebaker, Tenor; Raymond Aceto, Bass and NOVA Masterworks*.
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Program duration is approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission.
There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.
*NOVA (New Orleans Vocal Arts) Masterworks choir is a community-based adult choir conducted by Dr. Meg Frazier. The award-winning NOVA and Loyola choirs have performed regularly for Louisiana ACDA and in collaboration with numerous performing organizations, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera Association, and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.