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    Carmina Burana

    Amongst the most famous masterpieces for chorus and orchestra is Orff’s epic Carmina Burana.  Estelí Gomez (soprano), Ben Gulley (tenor), Norman Garrett (baritone), and our own symphonic chorus join the full symphony to stage this commanding work. Paired with Barber’s Symphony No. 1, featuring cycling themes that wax and wane through darkness and light, this concert will be a riveting experience you will not soon forget!


    Samuel BARBER

    Symphony No. 1, in One Movement, Op. 9

    Carl ORFF

    Carmina Burana

    FORTUNA IMPERATRIX MUNDI (Fortune, Empress of the World)

    BLANZIFLOR ET HELENA (Blanziflor and Helena)

    FORTUNA IMPERATRIX MUNDI (Fortune, Empress of the World)


    Discover the story behind the music with Insights – an informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guest artists ahead of each Masterworks performance. Insights is free and open to all ticket holders. Come early, as Insights is popular and well-attended.

    For Saturday concerts at the Paramount Theatre, Insights is held in the Encore Lounge at 6:45pm. For Sunday concerts at the Voxman School of Music, Insights is held in the Concert Hall at 1:00pm.

    Ticket Details

    Students age 18 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.
    College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.
    Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

    Health and Safety

    Face coverings are not required for this concert. If, as a member of our audience, you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. Orchestra Iowa reserves the right to change this masking policy in response to changes in public health conditions, CDC recommendations, and updated policies by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Additional Details