Romantic music is noted for its sweeping sound, lush harmonies, and coyly winking conductors. Take in seductive sounds with this GrouponLive 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.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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.”
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Dr
Evanston, Illinois 60208