Final classical concert of the season features DPO Principal Violist performing Hindemith concerto and Carl Orff’s lusty, irreverent, and rebellious choral tone poem Carmina Burana
On Friday and Saturday evenings, May 18 and 19 respectively, at 8 pm at the Schuster Center, Music Director Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra present Carl Orff’s influential work for orchestra and chorus, Carmina Burana.
The program begins with DPO Principal Violist Sheridan Kamberger Currie performing Paul Hindemith’s viola concerto Der Schwanendreher (The Swan Turner) and taking on the role of “…an itinerant fiddler who,” according to Hindemith, “presents songs grave and gay, and finally a dance-tune.” Then, guests soprano Mary Wilson, tenor Steven Stolen, baritone Andrew Garland, the Kettering Children’s Choir, the Wright State University Men’s Chorale, and the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus join the DPO for Carl Orff’s seminal work Carmina Burana and sing lyrics that range from bawdy, sensuous, and comic to pseudo-tragic and erotic.
On both concert evenings at 7 pm in the Mead Theatre, Hank Dahlman, Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, will conduct a Take Note discussion.
Tickets $11 to $58