Carmina Burana Preview of New York Performance


Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck

On Sunday, April 17, the Ithaca College Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra will give a free Ithaca performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, a work the ensembles will perform two days later at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Ithaca concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Lawrence Doebler will conduct.

Composed of the choir, women's chorale, and chorus, the choral union totals 250 student performers. Professor of music education Janet Galvan prepared the chorus and women's chorale; Doebler prepared the choir. Faculty soloists Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Carl Johengen, and Randie Blooding will also be featured.

In addition, the overture to Samuel Barber's School for Scandal will be played by the symphony orchestra under the baton of Jeffrey Grogan.

Although the Ithaca performance is free, seating in Ford Hall is limited and tickets will be required. They will be available only at the door. In case of overflow, live video coverage of the concert will be available in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

Tickets will not be required for seating in the Hockett venue.

The Lincoln Center performance will be held in Avery Fisher Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased from Center Charge Tickets at (212) 721-6500 or online at

The Ithaca College School of Music offers some 300 free concerts each academic year. More information on these performances is available by calling (607) 274-3717.