The string quartet is one of the most popular kinds of classical ensembles, mostly because it’s fun to talk about which musician would be which Beatle. Hear fab tunes with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's Zemlinsky and Schuller
- When: Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $29 for level-A seating (up to $64 value)
- $25 for level-B seating (up to $54 value)
- $12 for level-C seating (up to $44 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra makes the trek from its Southland digs to treat audiences to a national premiere and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet. The resident quartet at Northern Illinois University, it's been praised by the Chicago Tribune, for its "youthful vigor and spontaneity" and a "sound as rich as polished wood."
- Alexander von Zemlinsky—Symphony No. 1: Considered by Brahms himself to be one of the most promising young composers of the Late Romantic period, Zemlinksy never received his due after the Nazi regime suppressed his work. Helping to rectify that, the national premiere of his first symphony showcases an intensity that recalls Wagner and Richard Strauss.
- Gunther Schuller—Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra: The third movement's blistering scherzo runs seamlessly into the triumphant fourth movement, easing into what looks like a peaceful ending before—in the words of the Grammy award-winning composer and NEA Jazz Master—"a final burst of energy brings the work to a sudden—and, I think, humorous—close."
- 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.
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Under the leadership of acclaimed Austrian Music Director David Danzmayr, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has garnered critical acclaim for its compelling performances and commitment to American music. Two-time winners of the illinois Council of Orchestras' Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year award, the Philharmonic fills each year with a five-concert classical series. During the 2013–2014 season, supported by Season Sponsor BMO Harris Bank, the orchestra will perform at its home, the Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, and will also make debuts at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, and the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601