Listening to classical music can be a moving and transcendental experience, especially when it drives pesky kids off your lawn. Indulge your ears in edifying delinquent repellant with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one ticket to see "Bashmet & Kissin in Concert" (a $75 value), in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
The Adrienne Arsht Center provides a grandiose setting for the musical collaboration of two virtuosos: violinist Yuri Bashmet and pianist Evgeny Kissin. Known to classical music aficionados as two of the world's greatest living players, this powerful aural ambrosia will be served at only two other locations in the country, making it rarer than a hummingbird perched atop a Fabergé egg. Their rendition of Schubert's Arpegionne sonata will reflect mastery that would make his ghost or cat reincarnation weep with pride. Brahms' Sonata no. 2 in E-flat Minor also gets the Bashmet and Kissin treatment, filling the Arsht Center with lilting romance. Spirits will soar when expertly tweaked strings and keys conquer Shostakovich's swan song, the Viola Sonata, before Beethoven's adagio brings the evening to an ear-fulfilling end.
Aside from a stint at Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this night is the only chance to catch these two masters in tandem action. Seats are available in the Tier 3 Zone in Rows A-J, allowing stellar views of the ingénues without having to sit onstage under a stuffy invisibility cloak.