Prairie Performances

Carmina Burana

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009) Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, the Champiagn-Urbana Symphony celebrates it's 60th Anniversary with some of the most vibrant music ever written, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Dramatic and fateful, amorous and delightful, few works leave an audience more spellbound. Music lovers from far and wide won’t want to miss the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and the Apollo Chorus of Chicago combining to form a choir of 150 singers. In celebration of the 60th anniversary, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony will open the concert with a work the orchestra performed for the very first season concert, the Suite drawn from The Firebird, the stunning ballet in which Stravinsky announced his genius to the world.

Carmina Burana (10/5/19)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony
Stephen Alltop, cond
Apollo Chorus of Chicago
University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Andrew Megill, Conductor
Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya, Conductor
Véronique Filloux, soprano
Justin Berkowitz, tenor
David Newman, baritone

Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite

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