Carmina Burana + Serenade

Audacious artistry and captivating beauty | February 8-11

Carl Orff’s evocative score comes to life in the Cincinnati premiere of Carmina Burana by world-renowned choreographer Nicolo Fonte, complete with live music and the voices of the May Festival Chorus. Balanchine’s brilliant Serenade is a piece of ravishing beauty, performed to Tchaikovsky’s lush and romantic Serenade for Strings.


  • Cutting-edge choreography
  • Two exciting, diverse pieces
  • Live Music performed by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Voices from May Festival Chorus

Carmina Burana: Nicolo Fonte
Serenade: George Balanchine

Performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Carmina Burana: Carl Orff Performed with the May Festival Chorus
Serenade for Strings: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Cincinnati Ballet Company Dancers
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
May Festival Chorus

Carmina Burana and Serenade Performance Schedule

Added Performance

Thursday, February 8, 2018

7:30 pm

  • Music Hall

Friday, February 9, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Music Hall

Saturday, February 10, 2018

2:00 pm

  • Music Hall

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00 pm

  • Music Hall

Sunday, February 11, 2018

1:00 pm

  • Music Hall

Sunday, February 11, 2018

6:30 pm

  • Music Hall

Carmina Burana + Serenade Sponsors

PNC Bank | Robert H. Reakirt Foundation

Margaret & Michael

Thomas J. Emery Memorial

Mary Ann & John Boorn

Carol & Bob Olson

“Minus 16 not only delights in its own wackiness, but also celebrates the joy of dancing.”

-San Francisco Chronicle

Photos of Carmina Burana Courtesy of Ballet West by Luke Isley
Photos of Serenade by Peter Mueller

“Naharin has combined pure movement and theater in pieces charged with tension and drama that nonetheless, he claims, go beyond political metaphor or any particular meaning; Naharin is instead ‘‘turned on by the act of composition,’’ by textures, colors, rhythms.”

Anna Della Subin, The New York Times

Bold Moves Sponsors

Production and Community Outreach Sponsor

Ariel Quartet Sponsor

Ariel Quartet Sponsor

Sue & Bill Friedlander

Richard Antoine & Dorothy O’Brien

Linda & Gary Greenberg

Lauren & Jimmy Miller

Dianne & J. David Rosenberg

Donald Beck & Lawrence E. Eynon

John & Jennifer Stein

Richard Weiland

Community Partner

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