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 the San Antonio Symphony at the Majestic Theatre. For $18, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $36.30 value). Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose between the following concerts on a Sunday at 3 p.m.:
In the midst of this season’s Brahms Festival, the San Antonio Symphony celebrates Johannes Brahms’ genius with a pair of Sunday concerts, each devoted to one of his cherished symphonies. Each 70-minute concert gets audiences better acquainted with the famed composer with stage demonstrations and video close-ups, along with a complete symphony performance. Symphony No. 2 takes on a joyous, bright tone from the first movement, even though Brahms, the eternal jokester, wrote to his publisher that the piece was “so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it,” singlehandedly founding the institution of irony. Symphony No. 4, on the other hand, opens with an enigmatic theme that builds as interweaving instruments perform the same descending scale.