Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra's Passport to Passion at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on April 13 (Up to 50% Off)

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Romantic music is noted for its sweeping sound, lush harmonies, and coyly winking conductors. Take in seductive sounds with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $40 for one ticket to see Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Passport to Passion (up to $80 value)
  • When: Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
  • Seating: orchestra section
  • Door time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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The Program

Guest conductor Leif Bjaland's Passport to Passion takes ears on a sonic tour of Europe in the early modern era, spotlighting the ethereal skill of Lyric Opera principal harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams along the way. Art Institute of Chicago historian Jeff Nigro complements the program with an illustrated exploration of Romantic paintings, many of which convey love without using cartoon hearts.

  • Dvořák—Symphony No. 7: One of the Czech master's greatest works, the seventh symphony is a Romantic tour de force that opens and closes with stormy bombast.
  • Saint-Saëns—Morceau de Concert: Playing on the traditional concerto format, Saint-Saëns's feisty harp solo flows smoothly among shifting, rippling melodies while orchestral harmonies race to keep up.
  • Vaughan Williams—Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis: Intrigued by the haunting key of a 1567 hymn he unearthed during academic research, Williams filled out his predecessor's spare melodies with characteristically lush orchestration.

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

When the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1988, it was a tightly knit ensemble consisting entirely of principals from the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Since then, it has blossomed into a collective of more than 200 professional Chicagoland musicians. But despite the increased size and bow-tie budget, the players have lost none of their precision or dynamic nature, prompting the Chicago Tribune to herald the group as “one of the finest symphonic orchestras.”

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    Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

    50 Arts Circle Dr

    Evanston, Illinois 60208


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In a Nutshell


Maestro Leif Bjaland and Lyric Opera harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams lead pieces by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughan Williams

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 13th, 2014. Limit 10 per person. Redeem starting 4/13 at 6:00pm for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 60 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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