Last week's program featured Carl Orff's settings of verses from the medieval manuscripts known as the Carmina Burana, in which the 20th-century German composer was able to evoke the spirit of the middle ages in a modern work for orchestra, chorus, and soloists. This week we'll go back to the original tablature of eleventh- through thirteenth-century pieces and some realizations of how this music might have sounded a thousand years ago.
My very first concert at The King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida was David Crosby & Graham Nash almost exactly 23 years ago, on January 17th, 1992. It was a magical night at the King Center that night, as was last night with Graham Nash.
Legendary local band Dead Serios will be recording a 3 song set and interview at WFIT Broadcast Center today at 1 p.m.
Dead Serios will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a special concert at the King Center Studio Theater on Saturday, January 24 7:00pm. Described stylistically as Frank Zappa-meets-Metallica at the Willy Wonka factory, the award-winning band Dead Serios first launched from Florida’s Space Coast in 1985.
They continue to delight fans with its unique brand of irreverent, high-energy rock and roll.
In the early 1800's a collection of ribald -- to the point of nearly obscene -- poems were found in a German monastery. In 1936, Carl Orff set 24 of them to music and his Carmina Burana has since then achieved near-cult status. Michael Tilson Thomas directs a superb performance of this week's featured work.
Also scheduled are a set of Chopin Mazurkas, a pair of Handel organ concerti with two quite different interpretations, and Poulenc's Suite Francaise.
My conversation with Graham Nash from yesterday, will air in the 12 noon hour (EST) . His show, at the King Center in Melbourne, FL., is this Tues, the 13th. Plus music from Jesse Colin Young, The Fleet Foxes & more! 10 -1 PM