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KU Scholarship Concert to feature Hollywood-favorite “Carmina Burana”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

LAWRENCE – From “The Hunt for the Red October” to the “South Park” movie trailer, cinema fans will recognize Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and its dramatic opening number “O’Fortuna.” As part of the Seventh Annual Scholarship Concert, the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will perform “Carmina Burana” in its entirety Saturday, Feb. 18.

The concert, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas, will begin with the Symphony Orchestra performing Johannes Brahms’ “Tragic Overture,” followed by “Carmina Burana.”

Paul Tucker, director of choral activities, will conduct “Carmina Burana.” His twin brother, Stephen Tucker, will conduct “Tragic Overture.” Stephen Tucker, visiting KU as a guest conductor, is in his 17th year as the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the University of California, Irvine. 

The annual Scholarship Concert highlights the importance of music scholarships and honors the donors who generously provide scholarship support to the KU School of Music.

Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $11 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787. The concert will be streamed live at https://livestream.com/liedcenter/scholar21817.

For more information contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

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