Season Finale - Carmina Burana
To close out another thrilling season the A2SO presents the pièce de résistance, Orff's Carmina Burana. Based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Songs of Beuern, Carmina Burana was influenced melodically by late Renaissance and early Baroque models. The constantly changing rhythmic quality of Orff's music has, along with the caesura, or complete stop in meter/poetry, created a very controversial feel- so much that the rhythmic complexities of the piece are often overlooked. Come explore the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of sin with the orchestral power of the A2SO led by Maestro Arie Lipsky.