Happy Tuesday! Welcome to Day Two of "Carmina Burana" Week on IPR's Kids Commute. "Carmina Burana" is a oratorio (a piece for voices and orchestra) written by the German composer Carl Orff in 1935.
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!
"Olim lacus colueram" ("Once I Swam in Lakes")
Cleveland Symphony and Chorus/Michael Tilson Thomas
Once I swam in lakes, once when I was beautiful, when I was a swan. Poor wretch! Now black and well roasted!
The cook turns me back and forth; I am roasted to a turn on my pyre; now the waiter serves me. Poor wretch! Now black and well roasted!
Now I lie on the dish, and I can not fly; I see the gnashing teeth. Poor wretch! Now black and well roasted!