Classical music was the pop music of its age, giving melodic vent to teenagers’ romantic angst long before soap operas invented words about feelings. Enjoy voiceless emotion with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the California Symphony at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get one mid-level seat in the Good, Ada Orchestra, or Ada Balcony sections to “McGegan and Beethoven’s Fifth” on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. (up to a $59 value).
- For $34, you get one premium-level seat in the Premium sections to “MeGegan and Beethoven’s Fifth” on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. (up to a $69 value).
- For $29, you get one mid-level seat in the Good, Ada Orchestra, or Ada Balcony sections to “The Romance of the Cello” on Sunday, January 22, at 4 p.m. (up to a $59 value).
- For $34, you get one premium-level seat in the Premium sections to “The Romance of the Cello” on Sunday, January 22, at 4 p.m. (up to a $69 value).<p>
With 25 years of experience in pumping out euphonic excellence, the California Symphony presents listeners with dazzling interpretations of classical pieces and modern works. An expert in 18th-century orchestral style, internationally acclaimed conductor Nicholas McGegan will kick off his baton-wielding tenure with a piece by American composer D.J. Sparr, exposing ears to homegrown notes and vindicating guests dressed in red, white, and blue tuxedos. Next, McGegan will join forces with pianist Mark Anderson to present Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 1 before moving on to Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony, which is usually heard in elevators and during boxer introductions at championship bouts.
“The Romance of the Cello” will have up-and-coming violoncellist Joshua Roman essaying Elgar’s Cello Concerto before stepping aside for orchestral renditions of works by Copland and Rachmaninoff. The Lesher Center’s Hoffman Theatre will contain ensemble-crafted melodies, ensconcing listeners in a capacious room that gives notes room to stretch out to their full auditory potential.
Though the California Symphony offers student tickets for $20, this deal offers the best deal available for most customers.
Downtown Walnut Creek
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, California 94596