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Carmina Burana, 17 October 2015

Dear Members and Guests,

We are excited to inform you early about a special club outing we plan for October.
On Saturday, 17 October 2015, the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the scenic cantata "Carmina Burana" composed by the German composer Carl Orff.

Source: http://www.dienote-stuttgart.de/Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana

Please see pages 3 and 4 >> of this invitation letter for information on Carmina Burana and a link to an audio example.
We reserved tickets in categories I, II, and III for this concert, that will be performed at the Liederhalle (Beethovensaal) downtown Stuttgart.

Prices for members:
Category I = 28 € - main seating area in front of the stage
Category II = 25 € - balcony
Category III = 20 € - balcony
Non-members will need to pay the regular price.

Payment information will be sent to you after your registration. Payment will be required immediately after registration. We are sending this invitation out early as this is a very popular event and tickets are much sought after.

The concert starts at 19:00, we'll meet at 17:00 for dinner at the Restaurant
"Die Note by Edgar's", Berliner Platz 1, 70174 Stuttgart, which is integrated below the Liederhalle, entrance off of Schlo▀stra▀e
Either during the concert break or after the concert we'll have our own private space for drinks and conversation. The performance usually lasts about 65 Minutes. It is not decided yet by the conductor and the orchestra, if there will be a break. We'll know more upon the start of the new concert season.
Dress code: business casual

Please state with your RSVP, which category you prefer, how many tickets you will need and if you will join us for dinner before the concert. Tickets are limited, and will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

Best regards,


Information on Carmina Burana incl. audio link

Audio Example

You might recognize this music; additionally, this contains an entertaining introduction at the beginning by an English moderator:

Carmina Burana - the manuscript - a medieval collection of poetry

Carmina Burana (Latin for "Songs from Beuern" ("Beuern" is short for Benediktbeuern*)) is the name given to a manuscript of 254[1] poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century, some are from the 13th century. The pieces are mostly bawdy, irreverent, and satirical. They were written principally in Medieval Latin; a few in Middle High German, and some with traces of Old French or Provenšal. Some are macaronic, a mixture of Latin and German or French vernacular...
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana

* Benediktbeuern is a municipality in the district of Bad T÷lz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, Germany. Benediktbeuern has a famous monastery, formerly belonging to the Benedictine Order, called Benediktbeuern Abbey, which was founded in about 739. Its name is well known because of the Carmina Burana manuscript found there in 1803 and subsequently set to music by Carl Orff. Since 1930 the Salesians of Don Bosco live in this monastery...
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benediktbeuern

Caption:The Forest, from the Camina Burana
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana

Caption: Cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana_%28Orff%29

Carmina Burana - the musical composition

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanŠ cantoribus et choris cantandŠ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images). Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last movements of the piece are called "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" (Fortune, Empress of the World) and start with the very well known "O Fortuna".

In 1934, Orff encountered the text for this work in the 1847 edition of the Carmina Burana by Johann Andreas Schmeller, the original text dating mostly from the 11th or 12th century, some from the 13th century. Michel Hofmanná(de), then a young law student and Latin and Greek enthusiast, assisted Orff in the selection and organization of 24 of these poems into a libretto, mostly in Latin verse, with a small amount of Middle High German and Old Provenšal. The selection covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust...
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmina_Burana_%28Orff%29

Carl Orff - the Composer

Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 - March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937).[1] In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children...

Musical work

Orff is most known for Carmina Burana (1936), a "scenic cantata". It is the first part of a trilogy that also includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. Carmina Burana reflected his interest in medieval German poetry. The trilogy as a whole is called Trionfi, or "Triumphs". The work was based on thirteenth-century poetry found in a manuscript dubbed the Codex latinus monacensis found in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern in 1803 and written by the Goliards;
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Orff