Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with this GrouponLive deal to see "Christmas in Paris," presented by the Boston String Quartet. For $20, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $44 value, including all fees). Admission is free for guests 18 and younger. Multiple dates and locations are available. Click here to see all options.
The mavericks of the Boston String Quartet daringly infuse pop music into the classical repertoire, earning accolades from critics such as the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Courier, who rave that their "musicianship and sheer artistry is redefining the 21st century classical musician—and growing a new generation of classical music aficionados." Continuing on the success of previous years' "Christmas in Buenos Aires" and "A Celtic Christmas," " Christmas in Paris" celebrates the City of Light with an evening of Gallic musical bon bons. Tunes from Martin Scorsese's Hugo explore Paris's cinematic legacy, before jazz standards by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli evoke the smoke-filled haunts of midcentury troubadours. Music by French-born Andalusian group The Gipsy Kings pays tribute to the Spanish-speaking cultures in the South of France, and soaring ballads by Édith Piaf—dubbed France's "little sparrow" and America’s “little honorary bald eagle”—evoke a bittersweet ache. A selection of traditional French carols rounds out the night, ringing in the holiday season while videos of Paris are projected in the background.