carmina burana

I’ve meant to blog this earlier, but wanted to rave about the amazing performance Amy and I attended a few weeks ago of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as Szmanowski’s Symphony No. 37. We enjoyed dinner at the nearby Veni Vidi Vici with our friends Laura Najarian (second bassoon) and her husband, John Warren, who was sitting in with the clarinets for this performance.

The nearly hour-long Carmina Burana was amazing. The 200+ voice chorale was so powerful, so rich and so intense that this well-known piece was really transformed into something I’d never heard before. This was the finale of the ASO’s 2007 season. I hope Amy and I can get to a few performances next year even with baby number two in the house.

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