When a symphony orchestra performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” it’s always something of a spectacle. The stage is packed to the brim with a large orchestra including two pianos and celeste, vocal soloists, a chorus and children’s chorus. But Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s vision of “Carmina Burana” employing 120 singers, 60 orchestral musicians and 40 dancers takes the work to new proportions.
Synesthesia is a complex and rare condition in which input from one sense is perceived through another sense.
The abilities of people to see what they hear or hear what they see are just two examples.
A significant amount of research into the condition is being conducted at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Host Don Marsh spoke with Professor of Philosophy Brit Brogaard of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and with Kristian Marlow, a graduate student of philosophy at UMSL who participates in the research.
The University of Missouri – St. Louis kicks off its Golden Jubilee year with a celebration on February 1. Chancellor Tom George was Don Marsh’s guest on “St. Louis on the Air” to reflect on the university’s growth in its first half-century as well as to discuss trends and challenges in higher education.