It is both sacred and profane. It is of romantic love and carnal desire. The ISO, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, under Krzysztof Urbański, perform Carl Orff’s ecstatic Carmina Burana. If you have never experienced it live, in concert, prepare for a stunning experience.
Behind the Curtain
with Associate Conductor Vince Lee
"Carmina Burana is just rock and roll. Big and loud. This was the first piece of a trilogy of pieces that Orff wrote, and the other two pieces are never performed. The whole piece is about love, life, gluttony, gambling, lust. It’s a very secular piece, but the first words are 'oh fortune,' so it has very unique text.
The Chichester Psalms by Bernstein is also a spectacular piece; this is one heck of a concert!"
About Lauren Snouffer
Recognized for a unique artistic curiosity in world class performances spanning the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Adolphe Haase through to György Ligeti and George Benjamin, American Lauren Snouffer is celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage.
About Vale Rideout
American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe. Possessed of both a beautiful instrument and an ability to consistently deliver passionate, energetic performances, he is equally in demand for leading tenor roles from the standard repertory to contemporary works.
About Jochen Kupfer
Jochen Kupfer is one of Germany’s most sought-after singers. His guest appearances in the world’s concert halls and opera houses have been internationally celebrated.
About the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation’s most established and dynamic musical institutions and 2016–2017 marks its 80th Anniversary Season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the United States, this organization reaches in excess of 25,000 persons each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational/outreach program.
About the Indianapolis Children's Choir
Every week the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) provides musical education to approximately 3,000 students in central Indiana. Founded in 1986 by artistic director Henry Leck, the ICC nurtures and inspires student achievement through quality music education and the pursuit of artistic excellence in choral music performance.
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This performance is at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance.
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