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Capping a year-long collaboration between student singers at Montclair State University and their Russian counterparts, the masterful performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center was met with enthusiasm from concert attendees and positive reviews. Reviewer Bradley Bamberger of the Star-Ledger writes:
"Friday's performance of Carl Orff's 1930s dramatic cantata "Carmina Burana" at NJPAC in Newark was such a revelatory event.
Thanks to an inspired team -- the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Montclair State University Chorale, Moscow Conservatory Chorus and an excellent trio of vocal soloists -- this neo-primitive celebration of spring fever that has so often seemed kitschy was entertaining, even touching." Read the full review.
Further information about this historic exchange can be found in the official Montclair State University press release.