Betty Kiemle had a birthday last week, and decided to throw a party and invite some friends. The arts patron and Spokane Symphony benefactor’s notion of a party venue is not a quiet table at the back of a posh restaurant, but the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox, which was filled to capacity on Thursday night for the gala performance she sponsored of Carl Orff’s celebrated 1937 secular cantata, “Carmina Burana.” The task of organizing the entertainment fell to the symphony’s music director, Eckart Preu, who knows how to put on a show. The stage struggled to hold the musical forces he assembled: the full orchestra the Spokane Symphony Chorale, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, the Whitworth Choir, the Eastern Washington University Symphonic Choir and three outstanding soloists: soprano Dawn Wolski, baritone Aaron St. Clair Nicholson, and tenor Christopher Pfund.
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