Grand Rapids Symphony Presents "Cirque Mechanics" at DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, April 20 (Up to 51% Off)

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Classical melodies regale ears while a mechanical-minded circus wows with acrobatic feats and a performer-propelled gantry

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 20th, 2013. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required by 12pm on 4/19/13; reserve tickets by phone starting 4/16/13. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at DeVos Performance Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, 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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The Deal

  • One ticket to Grand Rapids Symphony presents "Cirque Mechanics"
  • When: Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m.
  • Where: DeVos Performance Hall
  • Door time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Seating Options

  • $24 for side-orchestra, middle-mezzanine or middle-balcony section (up to a $49 value)
  • $33 for center-orchestra, front-mezzanine or front-balcony section (up to a $66 value)
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

The Program

Partnering with Cirque Mechanics, Grand Rapids Symphony presents a night of intense acrobatic feats, man-powered machines, and beautiful music. Cirque Mechanics has delighted audiences for nearly a decade with its bold shows, even winning praise from the New York Times, which described an evening as "exceptional, evocative, eye-catching, ear-catching and, to keep the list short, engrossingly entertaining." Their collaboration with the Grand Rapids Symphony marks the concert-hall debut of their Gantry Bike: an 18-foot-tall amalgamation of spinning gears and belts that lumbers about the stage under the performers' power.

  • Mozart—Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro: One of the most recognizable overtures in all of opera, the opening to Mozart's comedy complements the performers' infectious energy with a burbling string and wood melody that culminates in a thunderously joyful tutti.
  • Vivaldi—Summer from The Four Seasons: Evoking a sunny summer day, Vivaldi's work moves from the languorous sounds of an oppressively hot afternoon to the driving wind and flashing lighting of a sudden storm.
  • Copland—Fanfare for the Common Man: A majestic horn theme slowly opens the piece to evoke the sun rising over the horizon or a sloth playing peek-a-boo over a toddler's crib, gradually building as more and more of the orchestra joins.
  • Dukas—The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Made famous as the track that accompanies Mickey Mouse's disastrous foray into hands-free house cleaning in Disney's Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice becomes perfect accompaniment for high-flying feats and escalating antics.

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