FSU’s Department of Music to Present “Carmina Burana”
The Department of Music at Frostburg State University will present “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.
“Carmina Burana” is one of the most popular works of the 20th century. The texts (“Songs from Beuern”) are taken from a 13th-century manuscript found in the early 19th century in a secularized monastery at Benedictbeuern near Munich. The work is in three parts: “Spring,” “In the Tavern” and “Love.” In 1956, Orff arranged the scenic cantata for two pianos and percussion, 20 years after he had written the original, large orchestral score. This was intended to make the music more widely available to schools and choral groups, where large orchestras were not available.
This collaborative concert features the FSU University Chorale, directed by Dr. Karen Soderberg; the Cumberland Choral Society, directed by Judith Brown; the FSU Children’s Choir, directed by Olivia Hartman; the FSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ron Horner; and duo-pianists Dr. Jay DeWire and Thomas Hunter. The soloists include baritone Eugene Galvin, an FSU alumnus who is a professor of voice at George Washington University and Catholic University; soprano Mariana Mihai-Zoeter, a professor of voice at FSU; and tenor Peter Drackley, a student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and free for youth under 12. They may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg