The North Shore Community Chorus (NSCC), under the direction of Stephen Goldstein, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, under the direction of Scott Stickley, will be joined by the Nassau Treble Choir, under the direction of Craig Knapp, in a performance of Carl Orff's passionate choral and orchestral masterpiece: Carmina Burana, on Saturday, April 9, at 8 PM at North Shore High School, Glen Head. Featured soloists are soprano, Michelle Emeric, Choral Director at Hicksville High School; baritone, Chris Dufrenoy, leading actor in theater companies all over Long Island, and international vocal competition finalist, Danny Maimone, a rising young tenor, who has performed in opera and recitals throughout the US and in Lucca, Italy.
Carmina Burana—perhaps the most popular and widely performed orchestral/ choral work in the world—incorporates original medieval Latin, French and German texts that veer from the exquisitely lyrical to hilariously rowdy while, at the same time, lamenting the randomness of fate. The poems were written with a bawdy sense of humor by 12th and 13th century fun-loving, itinerant students and worldly monks, in praise of springtime, gluttony, drinking, gambling, the pleasures of the flesh and, above all: LOVE! Beginning with its opening chorus, “O Fortuna,” right through to the chorus’s finale reprise, Orff’s throbbing, visceral rhythms offer an irresistible tour de force that has delighted audiences for generations.
Carmina Burana will be performed on Saturday, April 9, at 8 PM. at the North Shore High School Auditorium, Glen Head. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and children, and may be purchased at the door. For information, contact Stephen Goldstein (631) 470-6128.