Carmina Burana

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Date Location Price
1 Jun 2023 » 20:00 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 2.700 - 7.700 kr.
  • Program

    Carl Orff Carmina Burana

  • Conductor

    Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

  • Soloists

    Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
    Oddur Arnþór Jónsson
    Þorsteinn Freyr Sigurðsson

  • Choirs

    University Choir of Iceland
    Söngsveitin Fílharmónía
    Graz Conservatory Chamber Choir
    Kársnes School Choir
    Reykjavík Boys’ Choir
    The Akranes Church Choir

Few classical pieces from the 20th century have enjoyed as much popularity as German composer Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. It is based on poems from a 12th- to 13th-century manuscript containing sacred songs, drinking tunes, and love songs. The first section, O Fortuna – a song about the Wheel of Fortune, which turns incessantly and changes people's fate in the blink of an eye – is without doubt the best-known part of the work. Music from Carmina Burana can be heard widely: in advertisements, films, and even computer games.

For this concert, a large group of choirs and solo vocalists join with the ISO to perform the work under the baton of Gunnsteinn Ólafsson.