Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see ProMusica Arizona's "A Night with Stradivarius" at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for balcony seating (up to a $38.15 value, including all fees).
- For $27, you get one ticket for orchestra seating in rows 10–27 (up to a $54.30 value, including all fees).
- For $35, you get one ticket for orchestra seating in rows 1–9 (up to a $70.35 value, including all fees).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Elizabeth Pitcairn picked up the violin at age 3 and let it become a compass that charted the rest of her life. She grew to debut at the Lincoln Center, solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and serve as a faculty member at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Now a Wittner artist who tours regularly and has been nominated for a Swedish Grammi award, Pitcairn is an accomplished musician whose skills have intertwined with the legendary status of her famous instrument: the Red Violin, which inspired an award-winning film of the same name.
Shortly after Antonio Stradivari crafted the instrument in 1720, it disappeared. For more than 200 years, music buffs and historians speculated on its whereabouts and started office pools predicting its eventual reemergence, until it was found in the possession of an heir to Mendelssohn in the 1930s. Pitcairn quietly received the instrument in 1990 at age 16. Still shrouded in mystery and kept in prime condition, the auburn-varnished Mendelssohn Stradivarius today elevates Pitcairn’s talents.
With the help of this fabled set of strings, Pitcairn will perform Violin Concerto no. 1 in D Major by Sergei Prokofiev, a lilting piece steeped in melancholy romance, before diving into John Corigliano’s score for The Red Violin. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade Melancolique then returns to the bittersweet nature of love and loss, leaving audiences’ hearts collectively swelling and replacing the rhythm section. In addition to the solo pieces, the evening welcomes the ProMusica Arizona chorale and orchestra to the stage, joining Pitcairn under the baton of Maestro Adam Stich—ProMusica Arizona’s artistic director.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.