While 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born onstage during a jazz music performance become Robert Goulet. Witness the miracle of syncopation with today’s Groupon for tickets to the Vijay Iyer Trio’s 8 p.m. performance on Friday, February 11 at the Dalton Center from Fontana Chamber Arts. Choose between two seating options:
Emphasizing the grand splendors of chamber music and small-ensemble compositions, Fontana Chamber Arts packs halls and houses to the sounds of world-class musicians. Amid the acoustic ambiance of the recital hall at Western Michigan University’s Dalton Center, tune seekers sway to the sibilant strains of the Grammy Award-nominated Vijay Iyer Trio. Named the 2010 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, Iyer welds disparate influences to the hull of classical jazz traditions, producing singular compositions that stir emotions, wield narrative might, and hypnotize rampaging Beat poets.
Though students with a valid ID may purchase tickets for $5 and a limited number of $5 tickets are available to individuals fewer than 25 years old on the night of the show, this Groupon still offers the best deal for most people.
The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune are just two of many publications that have featured the Vijay Iyer Trio. Iyer was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, and the Jazz Journalists Association named him Musician of the Year in 2010. > * The depth of his sound, the originality of his conception and the epic scope of his performances make him a singular figure in contemporary jazz. – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune