Patrick Walders conducts
Franz Liszt Les Preludes
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Guest artists: Tasha Koontz, soprano; John Russell, tenor; Kyle Ferrill, baritone; North Coast Singers “Caprice” youth chorus
Two important European musical figures from two different historical periods faced history in similar ways. Franz Liszt, well known as the progenitor of virtuosic piano music, was a stalwart visionary, devoted to the future. In his best-known choral work, Orff looks to the distant musical past for inspiration. LJS&C’s new Choral Director, Patrick Walders, makes his conducting debut with the orchestra and chorus.