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Classical spotlight: Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale combine for 'Carmina burana'

  • Article by: William Randall Beard
  • June 24, 2014 - 1:40 PM


Thursday-Sunday: It’s a choral extravaganza as the Minnesota Orchestra concludes its subscription season with “Carmina Burana” in collaboration with the Minnesota Chorale. The Carl Orff cantata is a tour de force for vocalist, choir and orchestra. Less familiar, but more moving, is Igor Stravinsky’s deeply spiritual “Symphony of Psalms.” Also featured is the premiere of a newly revised “Now We Start the Great Round,” by St. Paul composer Steve Heitzeg. Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts, with soloists Audrey Luna, soprano; Scott Ramsay, tenor; and Stephen Powell, baritone. (11 a.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, $22-$84, 612-371-5656,

William Randall Beard

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