Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Carl Orff

The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is pleased to present Scéalta na Samhna and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Tuesday 30 October 2012, 8pm

National Concert Hall

Celebrate Halloween this year with DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama as they present a special evening of song, storytelling and music on 30 October in the National Concert Hall.

The origins of Hallowe’en date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the start of winter and the New Year.

To celebrate this Celtic New Year, the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble will present Scéalta na Samhna – a Halloween Masquerade of music, song and storytelling.

The evening will end with a performance of Carl Orff’s ever-popular choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana, in the version for soloists, choir, two pianos and percussion ensemble. This exuberant work is full of relentless rhythmic energy and powerful melodies. The opening and closing “O Fortuna”, with its overwhelming percussive impact, is one of the most identifiable pieces of music, featuring in many films, television programmes and commercials.

Tickets from €15

For more information please visit www.dit.ie/conservatory or www.nch.ie

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