Sunday, May 08, 2016
After the intermission came Beethoven's Ninth Symphony when the solo quartet added Jeanne Ireland, mezzo-soprano, and Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone. May 7, the date of our performance, just happens to be the anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven's Ninth.
It's good to quote a few words here:
"Joy. All men become brothers where your soft wings hover. Be embraced, you millions. This kiss is for the whole world."
Some may question the value of classical music. My only comment is that we can easily justify our case through Beethoven alone. Hail, maestro. For the joy that you bring us.