Beethoven's 9th Symphony to be performed in Westlake

The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Victor Liva, conductor, will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the Westlake Performing Arts Center. The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Performing Arts Center is located at 27830 Hilliard Blvd., in Westlake High School.

The orchestra will be joined by the Cleveland State University Choir, directed by Bill Bailer, and the Cleveland Pops Chorus, directed by William Zurkey.

Soloists for the performance are Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Laura Avdey, mezzo soprano; Daniel Stein, tenor; and Robin Rice, bass.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor is the last symphony he composed. It is often regarded as one of the greatest symphonies in western music, and is well known for its familiar "Ode to Joy" melody in the final movement.

The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra provides a quality musical and educational contribution to the Northeast Ohio community by skilled and dedicated musicians from all walks of life. The orchestra performs symphonic music at a high artistic standard in an environment that is welcoming for audiences and musicians. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. They are available online at or at the door.

Deb Yandala

Deb Yandala is a violist with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and a past president of Westlake Music Boosters.  She works as the CEO of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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