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Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, in two concerts on the stage of the Cultural Center of Heraklion

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June
Circle | Famous Works

Hall "Andreas and Maria Kalokairinou"

One of the most popular works of the modern repertoire of the 20th century, the Cantata Carmina Burana by the German composer and music educator Carl Orff, will be presented in only two concerts on the stage of the Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, with the collaboration of the Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, under the musical direction of Myron Michaelides, and choral ensembles of Heraklion.

It is about setting medieval poems to music in medieval German and Latin. Although the work was initially associated with Nazism, as it was written in 1937 and Germany's Nazi party leadership capitalized on its success, the Cantata gradually became part of the international classical repertoire. The abundant percussion instruments, simple melodies, element of repetition and simple harmonic language influenced by Renaissance music make the work popular to this day.

Music director: Myron Michaelidis

Choral Ensemble of Heraklion
Choir director: Ioannis Idomeneos
Athens Youth Academic Choir 
Children's and Adolescent Department of the Vocal Ensemble Phonics
Regional Unity Youth Choir of Heraklion

Athens Philharmonic Orchestra


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