Wind Symphony presents 'Carmina Burana' at high school

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:55

    Central Valley — The Greater New York Wind Symphony, featuring the symphony’s Honor Chorus, will present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on Saturday evening, Oct. 29, at 7:30 in the Monroe-Woodbury High School Auditorium. Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. The selection covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st century: The fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust. The cantata will be paired with Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy and his lighthearted English Waltz. Richard F. Regan is the conductor while David Crone is the chorus director. Jody Weatherstone is the soprano soloist and Erich Tusch is the baritone soloist. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and are free for students.