Admittedly, Carl Orff's immensely popular work for chorus and orchestra, Carmina Burana, is somewhat of a crossover work. It appeals to many for its gigantic use of musical forces, to others with its intimate solos, and to still others with it pop/rock intimations. Orff probably did not intend for it to take on semi-cult status, but that is clearly what has happened.
It will receive one performance this Sunday, April 17, by the UT Symphony Orchestra, the UT Chamber Singers, the UT Concert Choir, and the UT Men's and Women's Chorales. The venue is the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building; the concert time is 4:00 p.m.