Carmina burana

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - Conductor

David Bilger - Trumpet

Erin Morley - Soprano

Nicholas Phan - Tenor

Hugh Russell - Baritone

The Philadelphia Singers Chorale - Mixed chorus

The American Boychoir

David Hayes - Music director

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz - Music director

program

Haydn - Symphony No. 1

Hummel - Trumpet Concerto

INTERMISSION

Orff - Carmina burana

Thursday, February 14, 2013

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Tickets are limited, for best availability please call 215.893.1999.

Orff's raucous retelling of 24 medieval poems praises springtime, love, lust, and fortune. It requires a huge orchestra and a chorus singing a mix of old languages. The riveting choral refrains of "O Fortuna" open and close Carmina burana. While many sections of this iconic work have been re-used in movies and commercials, nothing equals the power when you hear this live, in its entirety.

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program notes

Robert Cafaro, Cellist, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Concert Conversations