"Zemlinsky and Schuller: A Premieres Project" by the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra on Sat, April 26 (Up to 73% Off)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago

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The 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.

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The Program

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.

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 26th, 2014. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue level 5 box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour 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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  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance

    205 E Randolph St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60601

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