Private: Carmina Burana

Austad Auditorium, 7:30pm

Carmina Burana

Experience the Earth-Shaking Epic
Utah Symphony
Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:30 pm, Austad Auditorium

Even if you’re unfamiliar with Carmina Burana, you’ve heard it, and felt it. Carl Orff’s 1937 larger-than-life spectacle is one of the most epic works ever written, thrilling audiences from concert halls to blockbuster movies.  The enormous, full-throttle ‘O Fortuna’ opens this musical feast for the senses with visceral energy that suddenly subsides to an ominous hush – all within the first few measures. Based on a collection of 13th century medieval poems, it’s an earthy and raucous ode to faith, fortune, and all that’s luscious in life. With primal rhythms and passionate extremes, the music comes full circle, reminding us that the wheel of fate keeps eternally turning. Be there as a multi-person chorus and operatic soloists join your Utah Symphony for this rowdy yet breathtakingly beautiful evening of epic proportion.


Fawzi Haimor, conductor 
Liv Redpath, soprano 
Brian Stucki, tenor 
Christopher Clayton, baritone 
Utah Symphony Chorus 
University of Utah Choirs 
Barlow Bradford, chorus master 
Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School 
Melanie Malinka, chorus director (The Madeleine Choir School) 
Utah Symphony 


JOSHUA CERDENIA: Feuertrunken (Fire-Drunk) 
STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (1919) 
ORFF: Carmina Burana

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