Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see organist Cameron Carpenter perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket for seating in the second or third tier (a $22 value).<p>
- For $15, you get one ticket for seating in the first tier, grand tier, or orchestra section (a $37 value).<p>
The Los Angeles Times labeled Cameron Carpenter a “wild man.” CBS Sunday Morning dubbed him a “bad boy.” Rarely do these terms fly anywhere near a pipe organist, but Cameron Carpenter is hardly an average musician. The New York Times mused that he “defies tradition with his interpretations and personality.” As he performs, he wears a glittering white shirt and sequined shoes and turns the pipe organ into a sonorous piece of exercise equipment, moving with his music and performing pull-ups on the tallest pipes.
On April 29, this virtuoso plays at New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s grandiose Prudential Hall, where a spherical, glass chandelier glitters almost as ostentatiously as Carpenter himself. As his arms and legs blur in their precise movements across the keys, Carpenter conjures haunting melodies of classical Bach works before barreling into energetic interpretations of songs by bands such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Duke Ellington. The 105-minute performance will be projected on two large screens, giving viewers at any distance a peek at Carpenter’s well-practiced fingers and prehensile toes.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New Jersey Performing Arts Center stands firm as a bastion of live entertainment, opening the doors to its two distinct venues for a wide array of productions. Inside Prudential Hall, 2,700 seats fill the multitiered auditorium where ballets, symphony orchestras, and Broadway shows flourish beneath radiant lights and a domed ceiling. Victoria Theater, meanwhile, beckons visitors to its more intimate 500-seat confines for jazz concerts and contemporary dance performances.
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