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 this GrouponLive deal to see the Calgary Concert Band's "Majestic Works for Winds" concert at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall in Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary on Sunday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m. For $7, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $15 value).
The Calgary Concert Band performs what artistic director Jeremy Brown likes to call "the finest wind band literature," euphonically delivered by a cadre of woodwind and brass musicians backed by a handful of thumping percussionists. On March 18, the program kicks off with a rendition of Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony for Band, op. 69, no. 6, whose second movement showcases woozy horns that crescendo to an apex more dramatic than a fashion show emceed by Laurence Olivier. The talented band then tackles Canadian composer Louis Applebaum’s High Spirits, after which pianist Charles Foreman sidles up to the ivories to tickle out Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble by Karel Husa.
Though Calgary Concert Band offers discounted tickets for students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.