April's concert begins with an intriguing and vibrant new concerto by American David Stock and features a rising star in the percussion world, Lisa Pegher. Pegher's virtuosity will dazzle you in music filled with infectious dance rhythms and the color of a full battery of percussion. As music's "shot heard around the world," Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony represents a bold new direction in symphonic music. A colossal symphonic essay on the struggle and victory of joy through brotherhood, Beethoven's Ninth depicts the romantic notion of man's grappling with fate. The Asheville Symphony Chorus and a vocal quartet will join in this amazing final symphony by one of music's giants.