March 30, 2025 | 3 PM


$20 to $50

Immerse yourself in the monumental grandeur of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a towering masterpiece that continues to inspire and move audiences around the world. Under the baton of our dynamic Matthew Wardell, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra with the College of Central Florida Patriot Singers and Ocala Symphony Chorus, led by the talented Joshua Mazur, will join forces with four world-class soloists to bring this epic work to life. The concert will open with the stirring strains of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, setting the stage for an evening of dramatic intensity and emotional depth. The highlight of the afternoon, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, stands as a towering testament to the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Known for its groundbreaking inclusion of vocal soloists and a chorus in the final movement, the symphony culminates in the exhilarating “Ode to Joy,” a universal anthem of hope and brotherhood. This performance promises to be a powerful and moving experience, showcasing the combined forces of the orchestra and chorus in a celebration of joy, unity, and the enduring power of music.