“Carmina Burana” Tickets Available Now

Posted on 3/8/2016 3:01:15 PM

Carl OrffTickets are available now to experience the talent of IUP’s Department of Music and Department of Dance Theater as they come together on the Fisher Auditorium stage to present Carmina Burana on Saturday, April 9.

The IUP production will be an original interpretation told by dance and voice accompanied by the music of Carl Orff’s grand masterpiece. The dance has been choreographed by Holly Boda-Sutton, director of IUP Dance Theater Company, while the IUP Choir will be directed by Ryan Beeken, director of Choral Studies. Orff’s music will be performed by the IUP Percussion Ensemble directed by Michael Kingan, director of Percussion Ensemble, and will be accompanied by Henry Wong Doe, associate professor, performing on piano.

The Carmina Burana is an important collection of Latin and German 11th-, 12th-, and 13th-century poems that were discovered in a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria in 1803. Orff selected some of the poems to set to music in a “scenic cantata,” and it has become probably the most frequently performed choral work of the 21st century. The music from Carmina Burana is very recognizable—most notably “O Fortuna”—as it has been often used in films, advertising, and television programs.

Tickets are available by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online at IUPTickets.com. Regular: $15; Discounted for seniors or groups of 15 or more: $12; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $10.