Instrumental musicians can communicate a great deal without language, from the passion of romance to the misery of dropping a piano down the stairs. Decode a melodic message with this GrouponLive deal to see An Evening with Yanni Under the Stars at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. For $48, you get one G-Pass for reserved seating in rows 20–40 on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m. (up to a $96.05 value). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Yanni could be considered the world’s most popular musical diplomat. Stripping his music of the burden of language, the Greek-born showman’s fiery, pop-infused instrumental compositions and romantic ballads have sold millions and transcended borders across the globe. His mighty melodies have been heard in every Olympic television broadcast since 1988, and his 1994 Live at the Acropolis video remains one of the best-selling music videos of all time. Throughout the summer, the gregarious tunesmith tours to tout his 19th studio album, Truth of Touch. Like a New Age Mountain Dew commercial, Yanni and his multinational orchestra will take adult-contemporary music to the extreme in their bounding performance. The frontman attacks his banks of keyboards and pianos as the brass, string, and harp sections propel sonic elegiacs into the audience. To complement the twinkling stardust, a kaleidoscopic light show illuminates the stage as Yanni and company play brand-new selections mixed with decades' worth of classic hits, such as the sylvan, flute-tinged “Nightingale.”
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Originally known as the Garden of Angels, Red Rocks enchants visitors with ethereal scenery and top-notch acoustics 6,450 feet above sea level. The amphitheater geologically emerged from the ocean floor over millions of years, its walls housing fossil fragments of various dinosaurs, including plesiosaurs and mosasaurs. The carbon-dated rock 'n' roll history of Red Rocks includes performances by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead. The sonic stone architecture of the venue has also led to dozens of popular live recordings, including U2’s Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, John Tesh’s Live at Red Rocks, and Neil Young’s Road Rock Vol. 1.