Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with this GrouponLive deal.
- $50 for four tickets to see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (up to $272 value)
- Where: Music Hall
- Seating: rear orchestra
- Door time: 1.5 hours before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Star-Crossed Season Closer on Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m., or Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
Star-Crossed Season Closer
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the CSO for the 2013–14 season capstone, showing off the fiddle skills that have earned her international acclaim. Recently, the Dallas Morning News praised her for her "dazzling technique" and "big personality."
- Berlioz—_King Lear_ Overture: Berlioz's overture serves as a seminal example of how Shakespeare's work is evoked through music.
- Bruch—_Scottish Fantasy_: This Fantasy weaves together folk songs from Nicola Benedetti's homeland, including "Scots Wha Hae," "Auld Rob Morris," and "The Dusty Miller."
- Prokofiev—Suite from Romeo and Juliet: Every fight, every insult, and every stolen kiss in Shakespeare's masterpiece comes to life in these suites pulled from the ballet's 52 numbers. Throughout, one of the 20th century's most emotionally grounded composers demonstrates his command to adapt his generally cold style. While the Symphony plays, students from the College-Conservatory of Music perform dramatic vignettes that help bring the Bard's scenes to life without the use of dangerous, lighting-harnessing machinery.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—currently under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.