This special season finale will feature Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, including the famous "Ode to Joy" & "Choral". Come hear the Rapides Symphony joined by the Red River Chorale, ULM University Chorus, and four high-level soloists (Penelope Shumate, Susan Shafer, Michael-Paul Krubitzer, and Terrance Brown).
The Rapides Symphony Orchestra will host a full "Day of Music" in which local school ensembles, church vocal groups, and community musicians will perform free, non-stop musical entertainment in downtown Alexandria for our community to enjoy. In the week leading up to the performance, the Symphony will also host a screening of the documentary film Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony
. This film follows the global impact of the piece across five continents and ten countries.