Festival Miami ended grandly, energetically and loudly with a performance for choruses, soloists and orchestra of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. This secular cantata, composed in Germany in the late 1930s to medieval poems on the earthy concerns of love, drinking, gambling and fate, is among the world’s most popular choral works. Even those who have never heard of Orff know the thundering Carmina Burana chorus O Fortuna from movies and TV shows.
The Sunday performance in Miami was one of mammoth scale, with the University of Miami’s Frost Symphony Orchestra, Master Chorale of South Florida, Frost Chorale, Florida Singing Sons Boychoir and three vocal soloists assembled at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall.
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