Monday, March 26, 2007

Carmina Burana: Shreveport Symphony plus choirs present lusty medieval song cycle Sat, Mar 31, 7:30 pm, Riverview Theater

Mercado medieval - Óbidos
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Carmina Burana is such universally-liked music that pieces of it have been used in movies, commercials and in all manner of mass media events. As a teacher who broadcasts classical music between classes (and jazz & ethnic musics, of course) I know about the appeal of Burana. It is easily the most quickly-admired and question-provoking set of melodies of the semester.

The earthly poetry of medieval monks is the basis of the reknowned choral work. From innocence and simple pleasures to indulgence and worldly delights, Carmina Burana is about great passion – sex, love, life, death and the pleasures of drinking, says Michael Butterman.

Thus it is with an allard of ale that I remind you that the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will tympani Carmina Burana Sat, Mar 31, in the Riverview Theater (formerly Civic Theater).

Singers include the esteemed Jane Redding, William Parsons and Ian Greenlaw.

Choristers include the Centenary College Camarata and Cantare, Northwestern State University Concert Choir and the Red River Children’s Choir.

Sat, Mar 31, 7:30 pm
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