Hope. Triumph. Peace. Freedom. Joy. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 embodies them all like no other piece of music. Every performance of this towering work with its “Ode to Joy” choral finale is a celebration—a new Robert Weiss ballet set to this work is truly the artistic event of the year. The program opens with the company’s first revival of the family-friendly Beauty and the Beast, featuring an original score by Karl Moraski played live.