MasterWorks 02: Carmina Burana

Babatunde Akinboboye
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Carmina Burana is one of the most iconic pieces of classical music borrowed extensively by Hollywood and Madison Avenue because of its power, effectiveness, and evocative qualities. Carl Orff set ancient musings of love, nature, and decadence in a modern musical setting to be performed by large orchestral forces, choirs, and soloists. This thrilling concert opens with the joyous and uplifting Umoja Anthem of Unity, a new work by living composer Valerie Coleman.


Timothy Muffitt

Penelope Shumate


David Shaler


Babatunde Akinboboye


MSU University Chorale

Directed by Sandra Snow

State Singers

Directed by Jonathan Reed

Choral Union

Directed by Jonathan Reed

Umoja Anthem of Unity

Valerie Coleman

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff