Conductor Antoni Wit leads all-star cast featuring Stacey Tappan, Nicholas Phan and Hyung Yun in music's most daring, audacious choral masterwork
April at the Colorado Symphony begins with one of the most thrilling choral masterworks of all time: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Acclaimed conductor Antoni Wit, soprano Stacey Tappan, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Hyjng Yun, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus and Colorado Children's Chorale are featured in this all-star cast for two performances on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Composed in 1837, Carmina Burana remains one of the most popular works in the classical music repertoire thanks to its universal appeal, risqué and provocative subject matter, and pure "rock concert appeal." Today, O Fortuna - the opening and closing to Carmina Burana - can be heard in films ranging from Excalibur to Natural Born Killers to The Hunt for Red October, as well as dozens of action movie trailers and commercials. Often regarded as a celebration of springtime, Carmina Burana embraces the vivid emotions and heightened sensory awareness that people often feel as the earth awakens after a long winter. Come April, be prepared to be amazed, elated and energized by Carmina Burana with the Colorado Symphony!