Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon: for $17, you get two general-admission tickets to "Masterworks #4: Bravura, Brilliance & Brahms" (up to a $35 value), performed by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland.
Currently under the melodious machinations of music director Wes Kenney, the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra has unleashed carefully crafted chords on eager-eared Coloradans for more than six decades. Aided by prize-winning piano pounder and international performer Lei Wang, in "Masterworks #4: Bravura, Brilliance & Brahms" the symphony's talented tunesmiths present a three-part orchestral examination of works by Alberto Ginastera, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johannes Brahms.
Explore evocative Argentine rhythms with Ginastera's Enstacia, a four-part ballet suite that draws together far-flung themes ranging from Danza del Trigo's delicate flute to Malambo’s peppery Latin percussion, evoking the war drums of piñata cavalries. Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3 hurries along with intricately hammered ivories, and Brahms's Symphony no. 1 calls to mind the moody romantic-era grandeur of days when men were men and Beethoven earned more money with a single composition than even the highest-paid baseball players made in a year.
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