This DVD presents a rare opportunity to experience great music making and artistry in a “live” performance setting. This premiere recording of the complete wind version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one that every teacher and ensemble should experience. The opening work, David Dzubay’s "Ra!," is an adventure in primitivism. Keiko Abe and Mark Ford are in their prime as marimba soloists on Abe’s "Prism Rhapsody II." This DVD demonstrates the excitement that can be generated in live concerts and captures the magic of the moment. The interaction of the artists and ensemble offers a model for aesthetic communication and growth!