Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Orff Carmina Burana
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Hartford Chorale Richard Coffey, Music Director
Vocal soloists to be announced
Become part of the spectacle of excess when the HSO, with the Hartford Chorale, presents this dramatic interpretation of Orff’s Carmina Burana. Experience the revelry and drama as we take over the theater with a celebration of the pleasures of drink, nature, love, lust, wealth, gluttony and gambling. But beware – the wheel of fortune deals out triumph and disaster at random, so heed its warning about the power of luck and fate! The concert opens with Barber’s lush and textured Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a tender depiction of Knoxville, Tennessee, set to excerpts from James Agee’s 1938 nostalgic prose poem by the same name.
Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to to the concert.