February 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manger

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will present Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Written in 1936, this massive work is a stunning combination of 13th-century profane texts and 20th-century musical language. Latin, German and French are set to music in this raucous modern cantata, which employs a full orchestra, six percussionists, a large choir and three vocal soloists. Anton Belov (baritone), Junko Watanabe (soprano) and Peter Shea(tenor) will join forces with the Amherst College Orchestra and Choral Society, directed by Mark Swanson and Mallorie Chernin. 

Tickets are required and may be reserved in advance beginning on Monday, Feb. 23, by e-mailing concerts@amherst.edu or calling 413-542-2195. Early reservations are recommended, as tickets are expected to go quickly. Admission costs $8 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. It is free of charge to Five College Students with valid ID.