Entries by Melissa Kalal

Never Say Never

Marlene’s Musings November, 2014 Never say Never When I was interviewed for this job, I was asked what repertoire I thought the orchestra could perform. I said, “We won’t be able to do Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra but there are so many other things we will be able to do.” This orchestra has grown so […]

Carmina Burana

Marlene’s Musings February, 2013 The fickleness of fate, The treacherous territories of greed, lust and gluttony The joy of spring Love songs These are the age-old, timeless themes of Carl Orff’s amazing secular cantata, Carmina Burana. All of the texts were written during the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. Orff selected only 24 poems and […]