Carmina Burana with a massive ensemble of performers on 12th and 13th of May
Season concerts of KSO autumn season will be published on 12th of May
On Thursday 12th of May and Friday 13th of May at 7 pm we will enjoy Carl Orff’s legendary Carmina Burana with 180 performers on the Kuopio Music Centre Concert Hall stage. The ensemble conducted by Alberto Hold-Garrido includes soprano Kaisa Ranta, tenor Matthias Rexroth, baritone Ville Rusanen, Vox Polaris, UEF Kuopio Student Choir, Vocal Ensemble Veljmiehet of the Male Choir Kuopio-Kvartetti and Children’s Choir of the Haapaniemi Elementary School. Before the concert on 12th of May, the season concerts of the KSO autumn season 2022 will be published.
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, an audience favourite, will be performed on 12th and 13th of May with a gigantic ensemble of performers. This impressive masterpiece is rarely performed in such a gigantic form – the previous performance in Kuopio was in 1995. On the stage we will see the KSO, soloists Kaisa Ranta, Matthias Rexroth and Ville Rusanen, and the choirs Vox Polaris, UEF Kuopio Student Choir, Vocal Ensemble Veljmiehet of the Male Choir Kuopio-Kvartetti and Children’s Choir of the Haapaniemi Elementary School. The main choir is rehearsed by Jaana Turunen and Richard Nicholls, the children’s choir by Marjut Rannankari. The whole ensemble will be conducted by the former chief conductor of the KSO, Alberto Hold-Garrido.
Carl Orff composed Carmina Burana, his best known composition, in 1937. The texts are based on 24 poems selected from a medieval collection of songs and poems, the topics of which include the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils among others. In O Fortuna, the most famous part of Carmina Burana, Fortune, the cruel goddess brings both pleasure and suffering. In Carmina Burana influenced by Renaissance and Baroque, rhythm is often the primary musical element. Carmina Burana has become an established part of classic choral repertory and has been excerpted in diverse movie scores, television commercials, and even video games.
The duration fo the concert is about 65 minutes, no intermission.
Pre-concert events at the Hall of Light:
On Thursday 12th of May at 6 pm the season concerts of the KSO autumn season 2022 will be published. On Friday 13th of May at 6 pm music students of the Kuopio conservatory will perform.
Tickets: 33 / 27 / 11 €. On 12th of May 4 € concert day discount ticket for students and youth under 20 years. Prices include the Kuopio Music Centre service fee 2 € / ticket. The service fees vary depending on the place of purchase.
KUOPIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Producer & Publicity Manager Elina Prepula, tel. 044 718 2364, elina.prepula(at)kuopio.fi
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