Beijing Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre on Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m. (Up to 77% Off)

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Chinese traditional flute player Tang Jun Qiao solos during works by Guo Wenjing and Profokiev

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 19th, 2013. Limit 10 per person. Redeem starting 10/19 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at State Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects State Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Venue does not have an elevator; climbing stairs is required for balcony level seats. Patrons of all ages require a ticket. Venue assigns seat location. No upgrades. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $11 for one ticket to the Beijing Symphony Orchestra (up to a $48 value)
  • When: Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: State Theatre
  • Seating: mid orchestra, mid or upper balcony, or gallery
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click to view the orchestra and the balcony seating chart.

The Program

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra is perhaps best known for its performance in the Great Wall at Badaling, a concert that was transmitted via satellite to ears across the planet. Since then, the BSO has continued to perform Eastern and Western music at concert halls across the globe: it has played Carnegie Hall, shared a stage with the London Philharmonic, and traversed major oceans by using cellos as paddleboards. For this performance, conductor Tan Lihua will lead the orchestra alongside Tang Jun Qiao soloing on the Chinese flute.

  • Guo Wenjing—Lotus (Lianhua) Overture: A piece written as a message of good will from China to London in 2012, Lotus Overture begins with a striking violin chord before the orchestra blooms to life.
  • Guo Wenjing—Concerto for Bamboo Flute, Desolate Mountain: Long, high, disparate notes start this piece, creating an air of tension and anticipation that runs throughout.
  • Prokofiev—Romeo and Juliet: Every fight, every insult, and every stolen kiss in Shakespeare's masterpiece comes to life in this work from one of the 20th century's most emotionally grounded composers.

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