Local arts groups collaborate to bring masterwork to the PAC

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 by

Concert is a reunion for one area family Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana has become a classic for musicians and audiences because of its percussive music, hypnotic melodies, lilting passages and all-out, robust orchestration. On Saturday, May 3, more than 200 regional musicians will collaborate to present this classical masterwork in live performance at the Fox Cities PAC. The rowdy subject matter is set to some of the most beautiful melodies in classical musical literature. The […]

Carmina Burana: the translation

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by

The infatuation with Carmina Burana can largely be attributed to the text. Although we will be singing in Latin and old versions of German, you can find the entertaining translation at this link. There were almost 200 poems in the entire Carmina collection which are classified into categories that are: moralistic and satirical; love songs and songs celebrating spring; songs connected with drinking and gambling. And who doesn’t love a naughty song?  No matter how […]