Immortal Music Meets Bold Choreography as Tulsa Ballet Presents Both "Carmina Burana" and "Bolero"

Oct 30, 2014

"Carmina Burana," the work that launched Tulsa Ballet's Resident Choreographer Ma Cong's career, premiered in 2006 to rave reviews and overwhelming popular acclaim. It was glowingly re-staged in 2010 -- and now comes an another encore of Ma Cong's masterpiece. Tulsa Ballet will collaborate with members of Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in a monumental production of "Carmina Burana" on October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd at the Tulsa PAC. Also included in the program is the Oklahoma Premiere of Nicolo Fonte's "Bolero," a work that some regard as one of the most exciting, athletic, and fast-paced ballets ever created. Fonte and Cong are our guests today on ST. (To learn more about this production, and to access a link for buying tickets, please go here.) Also on this edition of our show, we hear part of a recording that was made earlier this month at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in downtown Tulsa -- it's a conversation between Dan and Felisa Hillbert, a married couple with three kids based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. (The well-traveled, ever-popular StoryCorps Airstream Trailer facility will be parked at the Guthrie Green through mid-November; for more info, please see this link.)