Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with today’s GrouponLive deal to see “Music of the Grateful Dead”, presented by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Buffalo State College’s Performing Arts Center of Rockwell Hall on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. Student and alumni tickets are regularly $20 each. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get one ticket for lower-tier seating (up to a $40 value).
- For $37, you get two tickets for lower-tier seating (up to an $80 value).
- For $70, you get four tickets for lower-tier seating (up to a $160 value).<p>
The Grammy Award–winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra transforms Rockwell Hall into the Fillmore East as it celebrates the Grateful Dead’s legendary 1970 concert that blanketed New York in tie-dyed tones. Throughout the evening, the classical ensemble administers a musical makeover of The Dead’s psychedelic jams, sewing symphonic measures into Phil Lesh’s iconic bass lines and mimicking Jerry Garcia’s face-melting riffs by setting cellos on fire. Grateful Dead tribute band Forever Young joins the orchestra on stage to help turn back the hands of time, and endorsement from the Grateful Dead’s management prods fans young and old to reconvene for the one-night-only binge on infectious grooves and improvised air-oboe solos.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Though playing 120 concerts a year is a dream for some musicians, it's a reality for members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The classical musicians perform concerts at their home base, Kleinhans Music Hall, as well as throughout the U.S. In doing so, they introduce listeners to music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington, a task they've been up to since the orchestra's founding in 1934. In addition to performing live, they've also released a large number of CDs including Holiday Classics and Built for Buffalo that are available for sale.