To celebrate the De La Warr Pavilion’s 75th Anniversary, we are presenting a special performance of Carl Orff’s best-known work, Carmina Burana.
Composed in 1935, the year in which the Pavilion was opened, the work sets texts selected from the mediæval Carmina Burana mostly in Latin, with some middle high German and old Provençal. As the wheel of fortune turns, different aspects of life are revealed and related: drinking, eating, gambling, love and lust. And, like a wheel, the work’s opening number O Fortuna returns to end the work, lamenting how we are prey to fortune’s sometimes cruel twists and turns. The music is striking for its harmonic simplicity, coupled with a rhythmic drive of deceptively subtle complexity.
The performance will be given by the internationally renowned Philharmonia Chorus, who have made two acclaimed commercial recordings of the work with celebrated conductors Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Riccardo Muti. They will be at full strength, performing the version for two pianos and a formidable battery of percussion, with a brilliant team of young soloists.
Conducting this Anniversary performance will be the Chorus’s newly appointed Chorus Master Stefan Bevier. Stefan says, 'Erich Mendelsohn is an iconic figure in German architecture, and there are several landmark buildings of his in Berlin where I live. It is a real honour for me to conduct the Philharmonia Chorus in Carmina Burana to help celebrate the anniversary of his wonderful De Le Warr Pavilion.'
Please join us for this special celebratory evening.
To book your ticket for the event this very special event please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 or book online by clicking the green button. See below for an optional 3 course dinner to go alongside this event.
To make this an extra special event we are offering 3 sittings of a 3 course meal in our fabulous 1st floor Restaurant.
This special dining event costs only £30 per head, but is only open to ticket holders.
To book your meal click on a time to dine from the list below. You can also book by calling the Box Office on 01424 229 111.
Book Dinner - 5:30 sitting
Book Dinner - 6:00 sitting
Book Dinner - 6:30 sitting
Reception drink on arrival
Starters and main course served before the concert
Dessert & coffee served after the concert
£30 per person
Pre-concert Starters and Mains
(please collect your drink upon arrival in the foyer)
Cream of leek & mushroom soup with truffle oil and purple potato crisps V
Baked scallop with garlic and herbs
Home pickled ox tongue with charlotte potato salad & creamy horseradish sauce
Courgette stuffed with goats cheese and red peppers served on toasted focaccia with pine nuts and basil oil V
Honey & orange roasted breast of duck with sautéed spinach fondant potato and beetroot remoulade
South Downs rump of lamb with sweetbreads, a selection of fried winter vegetables and rosemary gravy
Pan fried smoked haddock fillet with champ, quail egg and creamy leek sauce
Pumpkin ravioli with wild mushroom sauce V
Dessert & Coffee
Dark chocolate tart with white chocolate ice cream
Sussex cheese selection
Sticky ginger pudding with chocolate ice cream
Coffee and home made biscuits
Book through the box office 01424 229 111