Tito Muñoz, conductor
Jeni Houser, soprano
Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor
Michael Adams, baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Thomas Bookhout, Chorus Master
Phoenix Boys Choir, Herbert Washington, Artistic Director
English and Spanish translation projected above the stage.
Featured in such films as Excalibur and Natural Born Killers, music from Carl Orff’s powerful and dramatic cantata, Carmina Burana, is one of the most popular pieces in all of classical music. Music Director Tito Muñoz, who opened his first season in Phoenix with Carmina Burana, kicks off his 10th anniversary season with the sensational spectacle. Inspired by another beloved work, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Adam Schoenberg’s Picture Studies earned two 2018 Grammy nominations including one for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Adam Schoenberg: Picture Studies
Orff: Carmina Burana
The Phoenix Symphony’s Preludes series returns for the 2023-2024 season! Preludes
will take place prior to select performances with activities that will be sure to delight the
whole family! Prepare to hear live musical performances, discover new artworks,
explore the dances and traditions of new cultures, and much, much more!
The Mighty Carmina Burana
Friday, Sept. 29, 6:30 PM
Saturday, Sept. 30, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 1, 1:00 PM
Join us for an exciting Opening Weekend of immersive performances by ASU
contemporary musicians exploring the intersection of art inspiring art, as influenced by
Adam Shoenberg’s piece, Picture Studies.
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