Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Upgrade your evening with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see the World Peace Orchestra: Annual Music for Peace Concert
- When: Tuesday, September 10, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Lincoln Center - Avery Fisher Hall
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $17.50 for rows AA–FF of the third tier (up to a $35 value)
- $17.50 for rows AA–EE of the second tier (up to a $35 value)
- $27.50 for rows AA, BB, or box seats in section 22 of the first tier (up to a $55 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
World Peace Orchestra: Annual Music for Peace Concert
For more than 130 young musicians, the Annual Music for Peace Concert is chance to do something great. Not only will they have the chance to share the Lincoln Center stage with Kevin Spacey, award-winning Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius, and violinist Alexander Markov, but they will send a message. Because the Annual Music for Peace Concert brings these young virtuosos together to represent more than 50 countries—some, such as Iraq, Uganda, and Ethiopia, entrenched in conflict—and a shared belief: that music can help unite people of any background.
Kevin Spacey starts the evening off with a heartfelt introduction before giving the stage over to Rinkevičius. With the grace demonstrated at the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and the Bolshoi Theatre, the conductor leads his youthful orchestra through pieces of aural gold that not only span geographic boundaries, but time as well. Audiences will be immediately familiar with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and the traditional Hava Nagila, but many of the instruments will surprise: the fluttery Georgian salamuri and the Lithuanian kanklės add distinctive sounds not often heard outside their native countries or a lunch date with Michael Winslow. Alexander Markov hops into the mix with his much-lauded interpretation of Paganini's Caprice No. 24, which includes a dizzying run of difficult plucking. And for the evening's finale, The Rock Concerto, Markov trades his traditional instrument for a six-string electric violin, wielding a bow that glows like a lightsaber to mimic the sound of a shredding guitar as he leads the orchestra.
World Peace Orchestra
Members of the World Peace Orchestra explain their mission