|Fully-staged production of "Carmina Burana" opens Feb. 23|
"Carmina Burana," by Carl Orff, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. A spectacle of voice, music, dance and color, this unique concert will feature more than 250 performers from the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Grand Forks Master Chorale, University of North Dakota choirs, and North Dakota Ballet Company. Orff composed the "Carmina" to accompany lyrics drawn from a long-lost 13th Century German manuscript celebrating life, love and nature. The result: a worldwide favorite, popular even among listeners who ordinarily avoid classical music. Excerpts have been featured in several movies, including "Lord of the Ring," and in broadcasts on radio and television.
Contact the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office at 777-4090 for ticket information.