A night at the symphony not only provides a lasting memory of refined musical prowess; it also keeps patrons from resorting to the boring routine of watching the TV boil. Mix it up with today’s GrouponLive deal to see “New York Pastoral”, presented by the Astoria Symphony. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one general-admission ticket (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get two general-admission tickets (a $40 value).<p>
For each option, choose between the following concerts:
- At Broadway Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 10, at 6 p.m.
- At the Chian Federation on Sunday, March 11, at 5 p.m.<p>
With a crack team of music-makers drawn from throughout the tri-state area, the Astoria Symphony performs thrilling renditions of classic symphonic works under the practiced baton of maestro and composer Silas Huff. Evenings kick off with Brahms’s Haydn Variations, masterfully exploring the eponymous composer’s tunes with a playful counterpoint and a rousing finale. Cellist and frequent celebrity collaborator Andrew Janss brings what the New York Times has described as a “smooth, singing tone” to Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, contrasting the composer’s typically colorful orchestration with the austere constraints of the classical style. Finally, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, Pastoral, recalls a walk through the countryside with music evoking a thunderstorm, a peasants’ song, and a companion complaining about missing the M*A*S*H marathon.