JOY ~ Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony ~ Celebrating the Composer’s 250th Birthday ~ Sunday at 4 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven approaches his 250th birthday with an apparent iPhone in his hand

“Beethoven: We Need More (Ode to) Joy! — Exploring a Masterpiece” will be presented by First Parish Music and Choral Director Brad Conner via Zoom from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday, December 13 in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday. The program is part of the Lyceum series at First Parish, Unitarian Universalist Church in Bedford.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, also known as the Ode to Joy,  was composed after Beethoven lost his hearing and was in the midst of significant personal struggles.

How to Participate

Click this link to join the Zoom:
Meeting ID: 834 2968 5798  Passcode: 116304  By phone:   +1 646 558 8656

All First Parish in Bedford Lyceums are FREE and open to the public.   Feel free to share this link with family or friends who might also be interested in attending. ***

About Brad Conner

Brad Conner has been the Music & Choral Director at First Parish in Bedford for 16 years.   With a vibrant enthusiasm for all genres from classical to contemporary to jazz to blues, to the Great American Songbook, to Broadway/film music, to classic rock … he is enthusiastic about all good music.

Beethoven has played a major part in both his teaching and performing backgrounds.  Besides working on Beethoven solo piano works during this period of COVID, this past spring, he and Ben Sears team-taught a six-part course on Beethoven for Beacon Hill Seminars.  The series proved so successful that they were asked to present an encore of the course this past fall.

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