BBC Symphony Orchestra
12 Mar 2016, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Carmina Burana in Nottingham

Carmina Burana in Nottingham
Carmina Burana in Nottingham
19:30 Sat 12 Mar 2016 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Gergely Madaras conducts Orff's Carmina Burana with the Nottingham Harmonic Choir, and works by Weber and Hindemith.
Gergely Madaras conducts Orff's Carmina Burana with the Nottingham Harmonic Choir, and works by Weber and Hindemith.

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Jacques Ibert's fun-loving Bacchanale sets the tone of this spirited concert. It's an extrovert entrée to Paul Hindemith's homage to Carl Maria von Weber. These artful variations on some great tunes make a compelling orchestral showpiece, including a jazzy earworm and a swaggering final march. A collection of lusty writings proved an alluring subject for Carl Orff, who turned their satirical commentary into a twentieth-century choral classic. Powered by boundless rhythmic energy, Carmina Burana gives voice to young lovers and ribald merrymakers with a knowing wink at good taste and a riot of colours from a massive orchestra and choir.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Professor Robert Adlington on Orff's Carmina Burana