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.
- One ticket to South Coast Symphony Presents “The 3 G’s: Glazunov, Grofé, and Gershwin”
- When: Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Crossline Church
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $12 for yellow section seating (up to a $28 value)
- $15 for green section seating (up to a $33 value)
- $17 for pink section seating (up to a $38 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Glazunov—Autumn from The Seasons: Unusual at the time in not having a traditional narrative, Glazunov’s ballet The Seasons uses lush orchestration to evoke tableaux at each time of the year. The beginning of Autumn pays tribute to Bacchus, the god of drink, with a spirited, seemingly wine-fueled dance.
- Gershwin—Selections from Porgy and Bess: Highlights from the quintessentially American opera include “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin.”
- Gershwin—Selections from An American in Paris: Inspired by Gershwin’s trip to the French capital, the symphonic tone poem evokes such iconic landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the summer cottage known as the Louvre.
- Grofé—Grand Canyon Suite: While on vacation in Phoenix, Ferde Grofé and several friends decided, on a whim, to drive to the Grand Canyon to see the sun rise. That stunning vista had a profound effect on Grofé, leading him to write the tone poem “Sunrise,” followed by four more movements paying tribute to the canyon.<p>
South Coast Symphony
The South Coast Symphony bills itself as "the unstuffy symphony." Which isn't to say that its pro musicians have any disrespect for the classical tradition—any given season likely will be rich with mammoth orchestral works and famous operas. But the group has broad tastes, and accordingly partners with a wide range of musicians to put on evenings of Broadway show tunes, renditions of classic-rock albums, and film-score performances. Many of the concerts are designed to be welcoming to a wide audience, including kids or adults who have never listened to anything besides CDs of funny sound effects.