Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $38, you get one orchestra-level seat to see a piano recital by Denis Matsuev on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at Chan Centre for Performing Arts on The University of British Columbia campus (an $81.50 value).
The artistic director of the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation, internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Matsuev enthralls audiences with his delicate and emotion-imbued petting of the ivories. After years performing with such noted orchestras as the New York Philharmonic and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Orchestra, Matsuev scratches behind Vancouver's ears with an evening of engrossing arrangements of classical compositions. Revel in the pianist's artistic interpretations of Beethoven's Sonata no. 23, Appassionata; Rachmaninoff's Sonata no. 2, second edition; and works by Liszt and Schubert. The Chan Centre's cello-shaped auditorium captures killer acoustics and opens to a picturesque glass lobby that boasts forest-framing 18-foot-high glass windows, cushioned benches, and a progressive rock-karaoke machine.
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