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UMD Summer Sings II: Orff's Carmina burana - Sunday, August 7th, 2011

UMD School of Music presents UMD Summer Sings II: Orff's Carmina Burana

Scot Hanna-Weir, conductor Katelyn Aungst, soprano Patrick Cook, tenor Steven Combs, baritone Theodore Guerrant and Cindy Bauchspies, piano

Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:30 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

Latin for ‘Songs of Beuron’, Carmina burana is the title given by 19th-century musicologist J.A. Schmeller to his edition of a 13th-century manuscript containing over two hundred Latin secular poems. Twenty-four of these poems form the basis of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, boys' choir, chorus, and organ (1937). This manuscript, currently held at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany, features delicate medieval illuminations, and some poems include music in neumatic notation. Visit the exhibition in MSPAL to see a facsimile of this manuscript and to learn more about this ancient work of art.

Join conductor Scot Hanna-Weir for a rehearsal and public performance of Orff's Carmina burana. The

UMD Summer Sings performance series provides an opportunity for students and community members to sing beloved masterworks under the direction of a UMD graduate student conductor. Rehearsal for this performance begins at 6:00pm in Dekelboum Concert Hall, with complete read-throughs for the public beginning at 7:30pm. If you wish to sing with the UMD Summer Sings group, please visit UMD Choirs to register. Learn more about Orff and the scenic cantata featured on this concert in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

   Information about the 13th-century collection of poetry refered to as the Carmina burana

   Biographies of composer Carl Orff

   History and Aesthetics - Learn more about Orff's scenic cantata



   Streaming audio: Listen to pieces featured on this concert on Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library