Straight choices

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COME TO­GETHER To cel­e­brate the launch of its 15th sea­son, the Van­cou­ver Metropoli­tan Orches­tra will per­form one of clas­si­cal mu­sic’s great­est com­po­si­tions, Beethoven’s

a.k.a. the “Cho­ral”. Mae­stro Ken Hsieh will be joined by four soloists from the Van­cou­ver Bach Choir on-stage at the Chan Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts at 2 p.m. on Sun­day (September 10). To Hsieh, Beethoven’s fi­nal sym­phony made sense be­cause it brings peo­ple to­gether—such as when Leonard Bern­stein chose it as the cen­tre­piece of the Berlin Cel­e­bra­tion Con­cert to com­mem­o­rate the fall of the Berlin Wall. “I’m not go­ing to change the world like Leonard Bern­stein did,” Hsieh quipped, “but there is a brother­hood in Beethoven’s Ninth.”

Sym­phony No. 9 in D Mi­nor,

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