The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Spartanburg and The Spartanburg Festival Chorus will partner to present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 in Twichell Auditorium on the Converse College campus at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Suntrust Bank through the Music Foundation of Spartanburg, and will be taped by South Carolina Educational Television Network for a production of “Upstate Road Show.”
Originally inspired by twenty-four 13th century poems found in a Bavarian abbey, Orff created this theatre experience about fate and forbidden pleasures. Carmina Burana has remained a popular hit since its 1937 debut in Germany.
Artistic director of Ballet Spartanburg, Carlos Agudelo will choreograph the dance. Keith Jones, choral director of the Spartanburg Festival Chorus will direct the voice. And Sarah Ioannides, music director for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct the musicians.
Due to the popularity of this adult program, the Music Foundation of Spartanburg highly recommends advance ticket purchases. To purchase tickets to this event, please call the Music Foundation offices at 864-948-9020 or the Twichell box office at 864-596-9725. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students.
This event is supported by Inman-Riverdale Foundation through their support of The Arts Partnership Annual Campaign. The Music Foundation of Spartanburg is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the national Endowment for the Arts.