…Joel Cohen’s fiftieth, at Brown University, where we were invited in late May to perform excerpts of our “Carmina Burana” program. We asked Joel, who led Camerata soloists and the Brown Madrigal singers for the event, how he felt about performing a selection of medieval student songs, fifty years past his graduation day. “Actually, I am not introspecting that much,” he replied. “Just trying to get this show on the road.”

But the performance was, in fact a smash success, earning bravos and a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at Brown’s Andrews Hall. Congratulations to Brown’s guest-of-honor Joel and to all the performers, and mark your calendars as the full-length “Carmina Burana” production, this time under Anne Azéma’s direction, returns to Boston on October 27!