Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus Twentieth Anniversary Celebration: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

March 23

7:30 pm

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus is proud to present an epic spring concert program celebrating 20 years of great music, service, and innovation in our community.

The highlight of the evening’s performance Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a scenic cantata based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana written in the 11th through 13th centuries. Sung in Latin, Middle High German, and Old French, the poems are based on the idea of the turning Fortuna Wheel (wheel of fortune) and covers a wide range of topics as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st – the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust.  Soprano Jennifer Wheeler, tenor Scot Cameron, and baritone Jeffrey Snider will be joined by 200 voices from the Allen Symphony Chorus, Collin College Chamber Choir, UTD, Richland College Chamber Singers,  Lone Star Youth Chorus, and the Fort Worth Elementary Honor Choir Select Singers.

Additional selections for this program include the instantly recognizable Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 and the Hollywood-esque Sejourne Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, featuring guest soloist and 2018 Young Texas Artist’s Grand Prize Winner Justin Douté.

 

Allen High School performing Arts Center

300 Rivercrest Blvd.

Allen

 

Ticket price: $10-$25