The Mobile Symphony with special guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya is presenting two special performances of "Carmina Burana"!

Carmina Burana: Two (2) performances

1st – Saturday evening, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre

2nd – Sunday afternoon, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre

Featuring Mobile Opera Chorus, USA Concert Choir, Mobile’s Singing Children, soloists Amy Owens, soprano, Justin Berkowitz, Tenor and Edward Nelson, Baritone. 188 musicians in all.

Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya is a champion of Russian masterpieces, operatic rarities, and contemporary works on the leading edge of classical music. As Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater, Lidiya is the only woman to hold that title in a multimillion-dollar opera company in the United States.

In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Yankovskaya leads the Chicago premieres of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Heggie’s Moby-Dick at COT, the world premiere of Kamala Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents at Washington National Opera, and the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Ellen West at Opera Saratoga. She conducts Grétry’s Belgian rarity Zémire et Azor at Carnegie Mellon University, workshops Justin Chen’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing at COT and Paola Prestini’s Edward Tulane at Minnesota Opera, and makes her Mobile Symphony debut in Carmina Burana.

Ms. Yankovskaya is Founder and Artistic Director of the Refugee Orchestra Project, which proclaims the cultural and societal relevance of refugees through music, and has brought that message to hundreds of thousands of listeners around the world. Following a National Sawdust residency in 2017/18, ROP performs this season in Boston and at the United Nations. She has also served as Artistic Director of the Boston New Music Festival and Juventas New Music Ensemble, where she led operatic experiments with puppetry, circus acts, and robotic instruments, as well as premieres by more than two dozen composers. Under her artistic leadership, Juventas was the recipient of multiple NEA grants and National Opera Association Awards.

Ms. Yankovskaya holds a B.A. in Music and Philosophy from Vassar College, with a focus on piano, voice, and conducting, and earned an M.M. in Conducting from Boston University.

Tickets start at $15.

Student tickets are just $10. On Sunday classical performances, students in grades K-12 are free with paying adult through our Big Red Ticket program, sponsored by Alabama Power. The box office opens at 10 a.m. on Sat. and Sun. on concert weekends.

Mobile Symphony

257 Dauphin Street

Mobile, AL 36602

251-432-2010 – Box Office

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