Bon Voyage Concert Presented by San Jose Youth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to $25 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Before embarking on a European tour, young musicians play a Liszt piano concerto and Tchaikovsky's second symphony, among more modern works

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Promotional value expires Jun 16, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 6/15 for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects San Jose Youth Symphony's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $12 for one ticket to the San Jose Youth Symphony's Bon Voyage Concert (up to a $25 value)
  • When: Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.

Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

The Program

Giving the budding virtuosos of the San Jose Youth Symphony a proper sendoff before their summer tour of Eastern Europe, the Bon Voyage Concert features a mix of light-hearted pops and heavier pireces. At 6:30 p.m., guests can gather for a pre-show wine reception and silent auction whose proceeds benefit the symphony.

  • Gillis—Twinkle Toes: An amusing trifle by mid-century American composer Don Gillis, Twinkle Toes was originally intended to a be a ballet about an orphan girl whose leg surgery allows her to become a dancer. Repurposing the work as an orchestral suite, Gillis fashioned a rousing, Broadway-style overture.
  • Liszt—Piano Concerto No. 1: With his blend of flamboyant theatricality, formal rigor, and boundary-pushing experimentally, pianist Franz Liszt in his day ignited the kind of frenzied, continent-wide adulation that's today reserved for rock stars and people who make especially clever signs at televised sporting events. His first piano concerto starts with an octave-busting intro in which the notes fall first like heavy spring rain, then like the torrents of a flash flood as brass breaks open the skies.
  • Gottschalk—Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra: Written by New-Orleans-born composer and concert pianist Louis Gottschalk, the Grand Tarantelle premiered during an extensive South American tour he conceived as an escape from San Francisco after a scandalous affair. The jubilant piece rolls forward with the irresistible, syncopated beat of the tarantella, a frenzied dance meant to heal spider bites and convince embarrassed spiders that their bites didn't ruin the party.
  • Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 2: Pointing to a middle ground between the nationalistic fervor of Russia's folksong-obsessed critics and the influence of western composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 trades equally in formal sophistication and popular tunes. The work opens with a slow horn solo that traces the melody of the Ukrainian folksong "Down by Mother Volga" before weaving the rest of the orchestra's sounds into a series of new themes.

Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal.

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