Carmina Burana

Featuring the JMU Symphony Orchestra, Madison Singers and Chorale

Tuesday, March 25 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTO BY STEVE EMERSON
Enjoy one of the most well-loved choral/orchestral masterworks!
With its mesmerizing rhythms and intricate melodies, Carmina Burana is a favorite with classical audiences everywhere. The piece is a set of 24 poems drawn from a manuscript discovered in Bavaria in 1803. Set to music by Carl Orff in 1936, the work was an instant success and a source of pride for Orff, who declared, "My collected works begin with Carmina Burana," dismissing the majority of his earlier compositions. Come enjoy one of the most well-loved choral/orchestral masterworks!

HIGHLIGHTS


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  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!