The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be joined by the Virginia Children’s Chorus to take the stage for one of the most epic works ever written! Join us for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – an uproarious and intoxicating depiction of a raucous medieval paradise.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Jasmine Habersham, soprano
Brian Giebler, tenor
Joshua Jeremiah, baritone
Juhi Bansal: To Call the Rain (World Premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
A note from Juhi Bansal: There is a tradition in Hindustani classical music of Malhar ragas, of music that – when played with intention and inspiration – holds the capacity to invoke rain. To Call the Rain imagines this ritual in orchestral sound. Solo strings play delicate melodies drawing upon one of the ragas, and the orchestra reacts in vivid colour, responding to the call. What begins as a melodic voice grows from gentle patter to downpour, as movement and flow, drops and ripples and lush textures fill the space.
To Call the Rain was commissioned by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Eric Jacobsen, Music Director.