Review of Beethoven’s Ninth featuring Mainly Mozart All Star Orchestra & San Diego Master Chorale

Photo by Bryan Dahl.

The Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra and San Diego Master Chorale performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on June 24th at the Epstein Family Amphitheater on Gilman Drive in La Jolla.

Just shy of 200 years since its premiere in Vienna, this masterpiece has only grown in its power to enthrall an audience. The performance was both a perfect finale for Mainly Mozart’s festival season and a welcome addition to UCSD’s new outdoor Epstein Amphitheater. Sung with beauty and brilliance by the San Diego Master Chorale, Beethoven’s glorious “Ode to Joy” once again proved that traditions and innovations need not be mutually exclusive when paired for the right reasons.

Read Bryan Dahl’s full review here.