June 27 on Nine’s Living St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Performs Carmina Burana


St. Louis, MOJune 22, 2011—A special, hour-long Living St. Louis gives viewers a front- row seat to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s recent production of Carmina Burana. The performance of composer Carl Orff’s masterpiece, conducted by David Robertson and taped at Powell Symphony Hall in May 2011, includes the well-known “O Fortuna” movement and other selections. This hour-long Living St. Louis special will air on Nine PBS on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. and again Saturday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m.


“The power of this work is compelling,” says executive producer Patrick Murphy. “Its theme is the fragility of human life as our fortunes change without warning and beyond our control. It’s sad, funny and incredibly beautiful—in one word, immense.”


Accompanying the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Amy Kaiser, as well as members of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs, under the direction of Barbara Berner. The three groups combined bring the number of musicians on stage to over 300. Soloists featured in the broadcast include: Cyndia Sieden (soprano), Richard Troxell (tenor) and David Adam Moore (baritone). In addition to the concert, the program features an interview with conductor and St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson.


This Living St. Louis special is the fifth in a series of six that are showcasing the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 2010/2011 season. Episodes of the Nine Network’s weekly series Living St. Louis are streamed online after broadcast at www.ninenet.org.


Every week the Nine Network brings to St. Louis audiences a broad range of arts programs spanning a diversity of cultures, interests and tastes. Living St. Louis is part of Nine’s ongoing coverage of the arts in St. Louis. This episode of Living St. Louis and performing arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.


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