What You'll Get
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 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Redeem on day of show for tickets at Jordan Hall box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Jordan Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Boston String Quartet's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.