I had a wonderful time singing Carmina Burana with the Oregon Symphony this evening. It was great to see a completely sold out house - with extra chairs placed at the very tip top of the upper balcony - and the entire audience jumped to their feet at the end of the performance, with bravos, cheers, and enough applause to fill an ego to the very brim. It was a fantastic experience! Maestro Kalmar was doing his thing on the podium - juking and jiving like no one else in the biz - our In Taberna section was very uptempo - the choir was on fire and the soloists were ultra fantastic - well baritone Stephen Powell really hams up his Abbot aria - you have to see it! Speaking of seeing it, I understand that there are a few tickets available for the Sunday night performance and a little more for Monday's show. If you want to experience a real entertaining evening with symphonic and choir music at its best, be sure to come and hear us. You'll really enjoy the show.
Extra note: Playing in the violin section is Becky Anderson, who is still a teenager but has been recognized for her talent and artistry. Anderson will be attending The Curtis Institute of Music in the fall and will be featured in the "From the Top" program on May 31st at Kaul Auditorium. That will be a live taping. In the Carmina Burana, Anderson is sitting at a separate stand next to Julie Coleman.