Today's side deal serenades every sense organ, with special attention given to hardworking ears. For $30, you get an orchestra-level seat to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's performance of Ravel: Ma Mère I'Oye on May 6 at 8 p.m., a $61 value. This ticket is good for a seat on the orchestra floor or front orchestra. Exchange your Groupon for a ticket at the will-call window as early as two hours before the start of the show.
Maurice Ravel's Ma mère I'oye retells the tall tales of Mother Goose through a beautifully orchestrated ballet. Also on the bill is conductor Jaap van Zweden leading brother pianists Arthur and Lucas Jussen as they duel it out over Mozart's action-packed Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos with an energy unseen since Donald and Daffy duked it out in 1988. Get this Groupon as an effortless alternative to forced, awkward conversation with out-of-town relatives. The familiar, pleasant melodies of widely loved classics instantly soothe as you sink into the comfortable seats of the Meyerson Symphony Center.
- The work lived up to its outsize ambitions, and Mr. van Zweden led a beautifully prepared and dynamic performance. – James R. Oestreich, New York Times
- …one could only marvel at a conductor as committed to the fine points of musical shape, balance and joinery as to emotional intensities. Again and again, without making a fuss, van Zweden brought out salient counterpoints usually buried in sonic masses. – Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
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