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Business Report: The Honolulu Symphony

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Symphony says its December 27th concert, featuring Beethoven's Ninth, will go on as scheduled. But now it will be a thank-you concert to patrons with conductor Joann Falletta and the symphony and chorus donating their services.

Tickets are available starting December 16 through the Blaisdell box office.

Beethoven's Ninth is the symphony they played at the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fourth movement uses soloists and a full chorus for the famous 'ode to joy.' Beethoven composed it in 1824, near the end of his life. He was by then so deaf he could not hear the music himself.

The symphony musicians are hoping civic-minded citizens and institutions won't be deaf to their pleas to keep one big orchestra employed in the islands.

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