The Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Performing Carmina Burana at the Gaillard Center
Friday, April 20, 2018 April 20, 2018 King Charles Inn
THE CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER PRESENTS
The Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Performing Carmina Burana.
Featuring 150 singers from The Charleston Symphony Chorus, 60 plus musicians from The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and three guest vocalists, alongside 28 dancers from Nashville Ballet. Based on a collection of poems written by clergy and theology students in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, Carmina Burana examines love, fortune, and the cycle of life. The ballet is set to the iconic music of German composer Carl Orff written in the 1930s. The opening piece, “O Fortuna”, has made its mark as one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world.
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO, Paul Vasterling.
Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Beginning with its first 30-person orchestra in 1819, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra continues to perform major concert series, including Masterworks, Pops and Chamber Orchestra, offering audiences rich, diverse performances.
The music is magnificent on it own, but when paired with dance it created an almost spiritual experience. the ballet explores humanity’s highs and lows, and ultimately the role that sheer fortune plays in our lives. The music mimics the theme of the entire work — it circles back to end where it all begins.
— Paul Vasterling, Artistic Director and CEO
Show starts at 7:30pm.