The best concerts have lots of pyrotechnics, which is why classical pianists always wear asbestos pants. Insulate yourself from boredom with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the American Chamber Players perform at Troy University’s Crosby Theatre. For $23, you get two tickets for general-admission seating on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. (up to a $46.50 value, including all fees).
The piano quartet and flute ensemble that forms the American Chamber Players has regularly filled North American orchestra halls with the melodies of Mozart, Bruch, Stravinsky, and other great composers. Violist and music commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, Miles Hoffman, steers the group he brought together in 1985 with promises of a new set of kitchen knives. In their nearly 30 years of performing, the players’ programs and performances have bagged accolades from the esteemed critics of publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Although the performers’ set list and the velocity of their T-shirt cannons may vary with each show, guests of the renovated Claudia Crosby Theatre may expect pianist Anna Stoytcheva to tease the first few notes from Brahms’s allegro before her stringed companions join her in the composer’s Quartet in G Minor for Piano and Strings, op. 25. Flutist and 21st Century Consort artist at the Smithsonian, Sara Stern, may also flutter the playful first movement of Mozart’s Quartet in D Major for Flute and Strings, K. 285. No matter the pieces performed, ears will delight in the acoustic virtuosity displayed by world-class talent, which is sadly missing from 90% of all kindergarten art fairs.
The Troy Arts Council offers student tickets that are discounted below the Groupon price.