Empire State Youth Orchestra: “Carmina Burana” in Large Scale

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3:00 pm • Sunday, January 25th 2015
Palace Theater • Albany, NY

Despite the fact Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is right up there with Pachelbel’s Cannon as one of the most over-used works in television, film, and advertising (have you been following the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Carmina Countdown on twitter?); it’s an incredibly engaging work. It’s a piece that continues to be performed by classical ensembles and popular artists as it is energizing, dynamically challenging, and ripe for performers and audiences alike.

On Sunday afternoon, the Empire State Youth Orchestra brings out all the forces for a major production of Carmina at the Palace Theater. Conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo, the Empire State Youth Orchestra will be joined on stage by select singers from four of the region’s high schools in the region (Albany, Shaker, Guilderland, and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk). Select  members of the Boys Choir from The Cathedral of All Saints are fulfilling the role of the boy choir.

The soloists are:

Participating in a performance of this scale is quite an experience for young performers.  And, perhaps, the work’s popular and commercial viability enhances the work for them. We’re hoping to get some feedback and insight to share with you in the near future. Meanwhile, we hope you get to go and warm up your weekend!

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    Sunday, January 25th 2015 at 3:00 pm

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    Sunday, February 1st 2015 at 1:00 pm

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