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The WSO's Ode to Joy


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Join the WSO and a massive local chorus on October 8th for the opening concert to our 73rd season, Ode to Joy!

We open our season with one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The final movement of this symphony, “Ode to Joy,” is unconventional as it features four vocal soloists and a chorus, but has become one of his most popular symphonies to this day. To bring this massive symphony to life, the orchestra will be joined by choirs from throughout Wyoming including the Gillette Chamber Singers, the Sheridan College Chamber Choir, Wyoming Choral Arts, Casper Civic Chorale and Casper College Choirs, led by Casper College choral instructor Dr. Zachary Vreeman. The Ninth Symphony symbolizes the struggles of night into light, and progress against reaction, to which Beethoven dedicated his entire life and work. As such it is a fitting opening to Rise, our 73rd concert season. Join soloists Veronica Turner, Emily Quintana, Ryan Landis, Jeffrey Keele, and choirs from across Wyoming led by Dr. Zachary Vreeman for this veritable “Ode to Joy,” Beethoven’s symphonic swan song.

Tickets for our Ode to Joy concert are available at as well as Season Ticket and Pick 3 packages! For more information on our upcoming season you can call the WSO Office at 307-266-1478.


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