9–12 On February 5, 2012, Carnegie Hall presented The Carmina
Burana Choral Project, featuring 200 high school singers and 50 middle
school singers from all over New York City with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
conducted by David Robertson. In addition, three high school–aged composers were selected to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works were premiered on the first half of the program.
New York City-based Thomas Reeves is one of three teen composers to
receive a Carnegie Hall commission for orchestra and chorus as part of
the Carmina Burana Choral Project.
16-year-old Anthony Constantino from Tucson, Arizona shares some of the inspirations behind "Thus It Was," his Carnegie Hall-commissioned work for orchestra and chorus.
Gabe Smallwood meditates on art, music, and his new work for chorus and orchestra that will be premiered at Carnegie Hall.