Carl Orff (1895-1982), compositeur allemand, célèbre pour son œuvre théâtrale et pédagogique. Dans son célèbre oratorio scénique Carmina burana (1937), il utilise des poèmes du XIIIe siècle et crée une musique délibérément simple, pour grand orchestre et chœur, articulée autour de pulsations et de rythmes vigoureux, aux sonorités riches.
The rising young conductor James Gaffigan returns by popular demand to conduct two works inspired by the Bard, as part of the CSO’s Shakespeare for your Ear focus throughout the Masterworks Series. Our star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, are brought to life in dramatic vignettes by the CCM Drama Department
Emmanuelle Haïm (1982) developed a regular activity as continuo player and musical assistant in a number of opera houses. Though nobody realized it at the time, she was also studying conducting. This activity naturally led her to conducting, thus realising a long-held dream. Her conducting debut was as unplanned as her turn toward the harpsichord. A new figure on the Baroque music scene in the early 2000's, she electrified audiences with passion & interpretations operatic and choral works.
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history." He is quite possibly the conductor whose name is best known to the public in general, especially the American public.