Carmina burana

You’ve heard it everywhere, even if you don’t know it—on television, at the movies, and on the radio, covered by everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Charlotte Church. Its visceral choruses, thundering percussion, and blazing brass pack a massive punch, but it’s also filled with moments of wry humor and rapt mystery that together make it one of music’s iconic works. Carmina burana, composer Orff’s dramatic cantata for soloists, chorus, and large orchestra, is one of the most invigorating, exhilarating musical experiences out there, especially when performed by the massed forces of the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. Don’t miss it!

This performance benefits the Orchestra’s Pension Fund.


Edwin Outwater


Nikki Einfeld


Lawrence Brownlee


Hugh Russell


San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Pacific Boychoir, Kevin Fox, director


Juan J. Colomer



Carmina burana

Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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Conductor Krzysztof Urbański and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra perform Orff's Carmina Burana:

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  1. Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 7:30pm

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Come early, relax, and treat yourself at the Tier with a Twist on the Second Tier. A fresh way to take in a concert this summer, the Tier with a Twist offers food and drinks in the updated Second Tier bar. The added bonus? Take your beverage to your seat and use the free wifi! It’s the Second Tier—with a twist.

It’s official: Summer has arrived. Kick back with summer’s signature cocktail, the Midsummer Melody—a refreshing mix of Pimm’s No. 1, citrus, and fresh cucumber and mint. What more could you want on a summer night in the city? Cheers.  

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