Contributed by Karen Rodriguez on 04/02/2013
Carmina Burana (Carl Orff, Germany, 1936)
Mobilities: The Forces of People, Passions, Environments
Tuesday April 2, 2013 * 8:15 p.m. * Hockett Recital Hall
Free and Open to the Public
A combustible cantata combining Medieval, Baroque, and 20th century musical styles, Carmina Burana draws on bawdy, satirical 13th century secular poems about cavorting, criticizing, drinking, dancing, fate, fortune, gluttony, gaming, love, lust, mockery, moxy, nature, nomads, passion, protest, thinking.
Drawing on pianos as the foundation for the original opulent, epic work for singers and chorale, this two-piano, multi-instrumental mobile version of Carmina Burana sharpens the rhythmic, color, and structural processes in the score, inviting us to listen with new ears.
Allison Adams, saxophone
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Jairo Geronymo, piano
Brad Hougham, baritone
Deborah Martin, piano
Wendy Mehne, flute
FLEFF interns 2013, new media goliards
Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, projections