- Macomb Symphony Orchestra presents Carmina Burana
- When: Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
- $14 for one ticket (up to $24 value)
- $22 for two tickets (up to $44 value)
When Carmina Burana first debuted in 1937 in Frankfurt, its composer, Carl Orff, declared that his previous works could be destroyed. Based on a medieval collection of 24 poems, the dramatic composition continues to stir audiences today with its 25 movements, five sections, and unification of powerful voices. The piece begins with one of its most well-known movements, O Fortuna, a powerfully theatrical cantata featuring lyrics that soar and undulate against a rolling and bursting backdrop of brass and woodwinds. The piece seems to evoke darkness and oppression from the very opening notes, and as such it’s been fittingly used to highlight the most dramatic moments in everything from the film Excalibur to a Gatorade commercial.
Macomb Symphony Orchestra
From its many violinists to its lone contra bassoonist, the heart of the Macomb Symphony Orchestra is 70 musicians strong. The pulse, however, is Thomas Cook. The conductor of the MSO for nearly 40 years, Cook also serves as its music director, programming evenings that range from the classically sublime to the delightfully unexpected—such as the 2014–2015 season's Music '70s Style. While their size helps them bring dynamic works such as Carmina Burana to life, they don't merely travel in packs. Chamber ensembles, such as the string quartet, flute and harp duo, and brass quintet, travel throughout the community to brighten weddings and bring classical music to schools.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd.
Charter Township Of Clinton, MI 48038