Igudesman and Joo "And Now Mozart"

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In a Nutshell

Virtuoso violinist and pianist who rose to fame on YouTube combine comedy and classical music

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Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Aztec Theatre on 10/21 Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects ARTS San Antonio's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call ARTS SA office - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • ARTS San Antonio presents Igudesman and Joo in And Now Mozart
  • When: Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Aztec Theatre
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Seating Options

  • $15 for Value seating (up to $29 value)
  • $22 for Advantage seating (up to $44 value)
  • $35 for Superior seating (up to $69 value)
  • $55 for Premium seating (up to $110 value)
  • Click here and here to view the Aztec Theatre’s seating charts
  • Premium is located closest to the stage, with Superior, Advantage, and Value following

Igudesman and Joo in And Now Mozart

A hush falls on the concert hall, two accomplished musicians take the stage, and what follows could only be called chaos as violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo continue their mission of creating a new generation of classical-music lovers through the guise of a madcap comedic romp. Upon their last adventure, A Little Nightmare Music, Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones said that Igudesman and Joo’s performance “brings surrealism to the concert hall and takes its trousers down.” Upon their latest farce, And Now Mozart, Jones says, “I haven’t been quoted about the new show yet.”

Colliding the worlds of chamber music and absurdist comedy, And Now Mozart promises an unpredictable evening of virtuoso musicianship, vaudeville showmanship, and a frantic mix of high-brow and highly bizarre humor. At one point, Joo might find his piano suddenly locked, requiring the swipe of a credit card to access it. Or perhaps they’ll reinvent classic-pop hits, suddenly turning “Ticket to Ride” into an operetta and adding a dose of Russian pomp and circumstance to “I Will Survive.” What starts as Pachelbel’s Canon becomes a medley of pop songs that plagiarize Pachelbel’s Canon, with the duo suddenly busting out their rap-battle skills. Anything goes in this show except for one surprising misnomer: this show contains no Mozart. Of the duo, the New York Times says, “Their blend of classical music and comedy, laced with pop culture references and a wholly novel take on the word slapstick, is fueled by genuine, dazzling virtuosity.”

ARTS San Antonio

Although the River City certainly has always had its share of entertainment options, there used to be a surprising drought in performing arts. Luckily, ARTS San Antonio came along to bring cultural magic from around the country to South Texas, including Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, Ireland’s Celtic Nights, and New York jazz vocalist José James. However, ARTS also nurtures and showcases the top talents of the Lone Star State, from hosting Van Cliburn piano virtuosos to teaching visual and performing arts to students and senior citizens.

ARTS San Antonio

ARTS San Antonio brings cultural magic from around the country to South Texas. Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, Cuba’s Arturo Sandoval, and New York’s Spanish Harlem Orchestra have all been presented by ARTS SA to enrich the community.

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