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.
- One G-Pass to see Hawaii Symphony Orchestra – Junichi Hirokami Conducts Prokofiev & Strauss
- When: Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Concert Conversations, a free pre-concert Q&A with the host, begins at 7 p.m.
- $39 for orange section (up to $79.35 value)
- $49 for light blue section (up to $101.35 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
- Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite: To score the Russian play Masquerade, Khachaturian sought inspiration from the time of its playwright, Mikhail Lermontov—the early 1800s. After strenuous search, the Armenian composer found the much-needed second theme for the suite's romantic opening waltz, which led him swiftly through to the closing galop.
- Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2: Almost mournful, the strains of a solo violin convey the stories of traditional Russian folk songs before the swell of the orchestra carries them off. The violin remains a constant throughout the piece, though, even as the movements take on a Spanish flair complete with chattering castanets.
- Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: Till Eulenspiegel, an itinerant German prankster who lived by his wits, may not have lived at all, but that didn't matter to Richard Strauss. He payed homage to the legendary hero with this symphonic poem that employs clarinets, horns, and violas to symbolize Eulenspiegel and all the characters in his travels.
- Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite: A far cry from his other challenging, expressionistic operas, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier weaves a lighthearted tale of youthful love. Highlights of the orchestral suite include the sweeping moment when the lovers first meet and a grand waltz scoring the exchange of their first texts.
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Nothing, including financial hardships or world wars, can hold Hawaii Symphony Orchestra back. Established in 1900—making it the oldest US orchestra west of the Rockys—it has dealt with its share of adversity, but this has only steeled its determination to produce quality music. To that end, the orchestra works with musicians lauded for their achievements instead of their ability to juggle tubas, including former Toronto Symphony Orchestra musical director Gunther Herbig and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, whose latest album topped the Billboard Classical charts.