Tonight, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale are performing Carmina Burana at the Hollywood Bowl. While it isn’t done with the frequency of, say, Beethoven’s 9th, I can’t think of a full-blown choral work that sees the Hollywood Bowl stage more often. So even though I couldn’t make it to the Bowl this evening, I’m doing okay.
The conductor tonight is Gustavo Dudamel, though three summers ago, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos took on the Carl Orff warhorse. The video of the finale, featuring the well-known “O Fortuna,” is above.
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- Shamelessly enjoying “Carmina Burana” at the Hollywood Bowl