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 the Boston String Quartet present the Xibus World Orchestra at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. For $50, you get a VIP package for two (up to a $126 total value, including all fees). The package includes:
- Two tickets for seating in rows N–R (up to a $72 value, including all fees)
- Two tickets to a VIP intermission gala with wine, cheese, and an opportunity to meet the artists (up to a $54 value, including all fees)<p>
As the Miami Herald recently reported, when Boston String Quartet violinist Angel Valchinov met with a group of young orchestra students, he had one major piece of advice: “When you solo, play loud. Like, break some strings, OK?” His bold attitude infuses the work of the Quartet, which has reached far beyond the boundaries of the standard string repertoire to bring together the jazz-saturated Turtle Island Quartet, Glee vocalist Jeanette Olsson, Emmy-winning film composer Lanny Meyers, and the 12-nation musical melting pot of the Xibus World Orchestra on a single stage.
Turtle Island will append its Grammy-winning, improvisation-ready limbs to those of the resident musicians and the piano of Meyers for “Brubeckiana,” a tribute to the jazz great composed by Meyers himself and slated for release on an upcoming Brubeck album. Xibus also vies for the title of the night’s most formidable double threat, debuting a composition by its own young contest winner Alissa Cheung. The student musicians use symphonic trappings to unleash a brash blend of world and rock melodies inspired by and borrowed from the museums of the players’ homelands of Ghana, India, and Kazakhstan.
The harmonious crowd of artists tosses its sounds through the National Historic Landmark of Jordan Hall. The venue’s horseshoe blueprint nurtures superior acoustics and massive amounts of good luck as the evening unfolds beneath a coffered ceiling with semi-opaque skylights that gently bathe the stage in departing light.