Orchestra concerts answer the age-old question of what sound a tree makes when it falls in the forest and later gets found and made into a violin. Solve the mystery with this GrouponLive deal.
- $33 for one premium ticket to see Riverside Symphony's Beethoven: Prophet - Disciple (up to a $60 value)
- When: Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Alice Tully Hall
- Seating: orchestra rows E–O
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Mendelssohn—"The Fair Melusina" Overture: The spirited, burbling motif that opens this overture transitions into a darker and more turbulent melody—fitting for a piece about a knight who marries, then abandons, a water sprite.
- Dean—Testament: Contemporary composer Brett Dean's ode to Beethoven was inspired by the master's final will and testament, which he wrote at age 32 after learning of his worsening deafness; the tone is fittingly desperate.
- Mozart—Piano Concerto No. 17: A light and airy theme on strings introduces a precise and meditative mood, then transitions almost effortlessly into a woodwind-heavy second movement.
- Beethoven—Symphony No. 1 in C Major: The woodwinds bear the brunt of the melody in Beethoven's first entry into the form, marked already by unusual choices in tempo and key.
New York City is full of freelance musical talent. For three decades, Riverside Symphony has gathered much of it together into innovative concert programs that display a taste for striking juxtapositions, mixing the titans of the classical tradition with modern, local works. At any given performance, audience members might see a rare work from Haydn or Prokofiev, a couple young soloists on the rise, and dozens of beautifully polished black shoes.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Alice Tully Hall
New York, New York 10023