Groups pursuing a common goal often achieve astounding feats, as evidenced by a movie crew assembling a cinematic masterpiece or a championship Little League team demolishing a pizzeria. See stellar musicians working in concert with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets to the “From the New World” concert on April 17 at 7 p.m. (a $54 value), performed by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra (BBSO) at the Groves High School auditorium in Beverly Hills. Children under 18 years old can attend free based on availability.
Now in its 36th season raising curtains, roofs, and audiences to their feet, the BBSO revives classical works in "From The New World". Under the direction of Conductor Charles Greenwell, ranks of masterly string wizards stage four America-inspired compositions. After pieces by Aaron Copland and Alan Hovhaness, BBSO Young Artist String Competition winner Abigail Elder will take to the spotlight to perform her rendition of William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, mvt. 1 before the show caps off with Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, From the New World. The symphony is a welcome change of pace from the usual evening ritual of being serenaded by nieces and nephews doing the rodent-bones lawn-fire dance.