Kids Commute - Carmina Burana Week! Monday

Apr 8, 2019

A page from the original texts used for Carmina Burana dating to around the year 1230
Credit Bavarian State Library

Happy Monday! Welcome to a whole new week on IPR's Kids Commute. This week is going to be huge - it's "Carmina Burana" Week! "Carmina Burana" is an oratorio (a piece for chorus and orchestra) written by the German composer Carl Orff in 1935. He based the work on texts written by medieval monks and religious workers - on their days off. Some of those folks had a pretty wild imagination!

Joining us this week is Kevin Rhodes, Conductor and Music Director of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. The TSO will be performing "Carmina Burana" along with the Northwestern Michigan College and Interlochen Arts Academy Choirs this coming weekend. Tune in to find out how to win a pair of tickets!


KC 2120
"O Fortuna"
"Carmina Burana"
Carl Orff
Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus/Michael Tilson Thomas