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Boost your IQ by 10 points, your culture-o-meter by six tics, and become a fifth-level mage with today’s ensemble side deal: get half off seats in various sections for the Concert for Peace at the legendary Lincoln Center, put on by Distinguished Concerts International New York production company. For $10, you get an orchestra-level seat, normally $20, which puts you on the ground floor in the largest portion of the theater’s seats. For $30, you get a first-tier seat, normally $60, placing you above the action for an aerial view. For $50, you get a prime orchestra-level seat, normally $100. These are the best seats in the house, putting you close to the action, where you’ll be able to read the conductor’s sheet music and control his mind.
The performance takes place in the Avery Fisher Hall venue at Lincoln Center. The Concert for Peace honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an epic but controlled display of orchestral aptitude. Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra International will take the stage, joining voice with instrument like a sousaphone-mouthed swan. Conductor Jonathan Griffith leads the charge in a pitch-perfect rendition of Karl Jenkins’ Requiem and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.
Bring your Groupon, photo ID (that matches the name on your Groupon), and X-Files fan-club membership card to the Avery Fisher Hall box office on the performance date to claim your tickets.
Though most Distinguished Concerts International attendees spend the weeks following a concert learning to play in and conduct orchestras themselves, a writer for New York magazine profiles Avery Fisher Hall: > * Refurbished by Avery Fisher, the late founder of Fisher Radio, the boxlike hall possesses acoustics befitting the home of the famed Philharmonic, the Great Performer series, and the Lincoln Center and Mostly Mozart festivals. As for the building, its most impressive features are its exterior—with floor-to-ceiling windows and four-story columns—and a spacious outdoor balcony ideal for sipping an intermission beverage while peering down on Josie Robertson Plaza. – Caroline Kinneberg, New York
And here’s what The Independent has to say about Karl Jenkins: > * Karl Jenkins is a rarity among contemporary composers, balancing popularity with innovation, his fancy for unusual instrumental combinations not diminishing his saleability. – Andy Gill, The Independent