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Beethoven's 9th

Beethoven's 9th

with The Philadelphia Orchestra
TD Pavilion
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$25 - $65 (+$5 on Day of Show)





Presented By:

TD Bank as part of the Mann’s HBCU Festival in celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities


All Ages


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Leah Hawkins, soprano
Cierra Byrd, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Kevin Short, bass-baritone
Morgan State University Choir
Dr. Eric Conway, choir director


*Artists, repertoire, and ticket prices are subject to change.

Add to calendar 2023-05-18 20:00:00 2023-05-18 20:00:00 Beethoven's 9th The Mann Center the Mann. America/New_York public
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On May 18, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will return to the Mann for an evening that is certainly not to be missed. The power of music will undoubtedly be felt as one of the world’s preeminent orchestras and most prestigious Historically Black College and University choirs perform together in the acoustically renowned TD Pavilion.


The first half of this momentous evening will feature the GRAMMY®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Morgan State University Choir led by Director Dr. Eric Conway. The Morgan State University Choir has performed for audiences throughout the United States and worldwide – including the Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe. One of their most historical moments was performing under the baton of Robert Shaw at Carnegie Hall’s 100th Birthday Tribute to Marian Anderson.


During the second half, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the world-class Philadelphia Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the towering masterworks of classical music. With its choral finale extolling the wish for peace and tolerance for all, the Ninth has become more than a symphony — it is a worldwide cultural icon. With an acclaimed group of soloists, the Morgan State University Choir, the ‘Fabulous Philadelphians,’ and our spectacular setting, we predict a supreme summer evening.


Beethoven 9 Presented by TD Bank


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Johnson/arr. Johnson "Lift Every Voice and Sing"


Traditional/arr. Carter "In Bright Mansions Above"


Dent "Examine Me"


Traditional/arr. Wise "I’ve Just Come from the Fountain"


Traditional/arr. Dandridge "I Know I’ve Been Changed"


Traditional/arr. Carter "The Battle Hymn of Republic"




Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”)
The Philadelphia Orchestra & Morgan State University, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin


Bag Policy


Since this performance is a part of the Mann's Picnic Series, the bag policy does not apply. However, all blankets, chairs, bags, or other hand-carried items permitted into the venue are subject to search.


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We're going paperless! For a copy of the season's touchless and environmentally-friendly program, text PROGRAM to (215) 544-2803. Instructions here.


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Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of our Summer Picnic Series.

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If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.


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