Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Apollo's Fire, presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For $11, you get one ticket for reserved seating in balcony rows J–N (up to a $23.75 value, including all ticketing fees).
The baroque-inspired instrumentalists of Apollo's Fire celebrate their 20th anniversary season with a lively performance of "Mediterranean Nights," feeding hungering ears a veritable feast of Spanish and Italian love songs. Founder, conductor, and award-winning harpsichordist Jeanette Sorrell once again helms the ensemble, which the Boston Globe hailed for its "exuberant physicality, like wind through a forest." As soprano Nell Snaidas belts out 17th century ballads, Spanish dancer Steve Player synchronizes his scintillating steps to the sounds of driving foot percussion, clinking castanets, and the crackling of Rice Krispies that coat the inside of trombones. Fiery sonatas composed by Uccellini and Castello lead into a scorching finale that includes Sorrell's arrangement of Boccherini's Fandango quintet.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center was originally opened in 1931 as a vaudeville and movie palace. Sheathing each performance in classy elegance, the Renaissance-style theater boasts 821 seats and a proscenium flanked by sandy, Spanish-style arches that lead to a farm of holographic bulls.
Balcony seats are not ADA accessible.