Carmina Burana + Hailstork’s Fifth Symphony

Piotr Gajewski, conductor
with the National Philharmonic Chorale

Sunday, June 4, 2023 · 3:00 pm

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The 2022-2023 season concludes as National Philharmonic presents the world premiere of Symphony No. 5 by Adolphus Hailstork, performed in its entirety for the first time. Hailstork, known for creating compositions influenced by musical ideas from both the African American and European traditions, returns to NatPhil after the success of the world-premiere of A Knee on The Neck in 2022.

NatPhil sends off the season with the grandeur and drama of Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff. Featuring the National Philharmonic Chorale and guest soloists soprano Danielle Talamantes, tenor Robert Baker, and baritone Brandon Hendrickson, the performance includes cantata’s most famous movements, Oh Fortuna and Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi.


Why We Love This Concert

  • Another world premier! While pieces of Hailstork’s Symphony No. 5 have been performed before, this is the first time it will be performed in its entirety!
  • You might recognize his name from our 2021-2022 season, Hailstork’s music graced our stage in our Knee on the Neck concert.
  • The Carmina Burana is a widely recognizable piece, especially the "O Fortuna" melody. It has been heard across media genres in movies such as: Cheaper by the Dozen: 2003, Paul Blart: Mall Cop: 2009, and Just Go With It: 2011.


Guest Artists

Adolphus Hailstork, Symphony No. 5


Carl Orff, Carmina Burana

Danielle Talamantes
Robert Baker
Brandon Hendrickson


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