Beethoven’s Ninth

Beethoven’s Ninth
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Conceived by Creative Partner David Robertson, this extraordinary program leads toward Beethoven’s idealized vision of the human experience in the incomparable Ninth Symphony—with its famous “Ode to Joy” featuring the Utah Symphony Chorus. The chorus also shines in the first half, with a Bruckner motet examining spirituality and a semi-staged presentation of Act III from Berg’s Wozzeck. Starkly opposite Beethoven’s Ninth, this opera depicts the grimmest sides of humanity—altogether, delivering a concert that represents the entirety of the mortal condition, creates new understanding of Beethoven’s masterpiece, and inspires us to turn toward a better version of ourselves.


Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Assistant Conductor Matthew Straw joined by guest artists and symphony musicians, held 45 minutes prior to the performance start time in the First Tier Room.

Complete a Behind the Music card found at the tables and bring it to the gift shop for a discount and to enter a drawing for free tickets.


BRUCKNER: Christus factus est
BERG: Act III from Wozzeck
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”



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ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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