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Fireworks and Festivities: SSO performs Beethoven's 5th in season finale

Check out SSO's final concert of the season at Fraser Auditorium May 4

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's season finale, “Fireworks and Festivities,” runs May 4.

This memorable evening features some of the most famous classical pieces known and loved by symphony-goers and the average Joe alike. 

It kicks off with "Music for a Celebration,” a work by globally-regarded Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Her youthfully exuberant musical sound is a unique mixture of east and west that is sure to captivate the audience! 

Guest cellist Rafael Hoekman joins the SSO musicians to perform the deeply-moving Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. 

Hoekman is not only the principal cellist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, but a music teacher, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras all over the world and noted for his "spirited and fiery performances.” 

The night concludes with probably the most iconic symphony in the world, Beethoven's Fifth. 

This popular work, with its instantly-recognizable four-note opening, shows Beethoven at his most masterful, radically transforming the form of the symphony into something new and powerful, as well as capturing the depth and breadth of emotions. 

“Don't miss this opportunity to see the entire symphony performed by our own Sudbury Symphony Orchestra!” said a press release.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is directed by Mélanie Léonard. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at Laurentian University's Fraser Auditorium.

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