Classical musicians were the rock stars of their day, much as the rock stars of today are the notaries public of tomorrow. Stamp your senses with the finely crafted tunes of this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to Chamber Orchestra of New York's Petite Gems (up to a $41 value)
- When: Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
- Seating: orchestra section
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Chamber Orchestra of New York preserves ancient music with a repertoire of rarely performed gems enacted by an ensemble of young professional musicians. In a rapturous evening of building polyphonies, the orchestra pays homage to masterpieces designed for small orchestras—some of them created by composers who would have turned 200 in 2013.
- Respighi—Trittico Botticelliano: An aural illustration of three of Botticelli’s paintings: La Primavera, The Birth of Venus, and The Adoration of the Magi.
- Haydn—Concerto for Violoncello in C Major: Featuring soloist Adrian Daurov, this 18th century piece is known for its three movements in sonata form, all discovered in 1961 at the Prague National Museum after they were presumed lost.
- Verdi—La Traviata, Prelude to Act III: Mournful strings swell in this introduction to the famed Italian opera about Violetta, a courtesan tragically crippled by tuberculosis.
- Wagner—Siegfried Idyll: The 20-minute arrangement—which calms the senses with its romantically unhurried cadence—was composed for Wagner’s wife and named for their son, Siegfried.
Among the world's most storied venues, Carnegie Hall has hosted the finest performers since philanthropist Andrew Carnegie founded it more than 120 years ago. Finished in 1891, the structure was planned just before the advent of steel-frame construction, necessitating a solid masonry design that insulates its halls from outside noise and lends the exterior its red-brick charm. The hall's architects traveled to Europe during the planning stages, carefully noting the acoustic qualities of the continent's best venues while finding themselves put off by the overwrought baroque stylings of many of the buildings. The resultant design eschews flowery ornamentation for a spare, elegant Italian Renaissance style, coupled with peerless sonic resonance. The Hall's centerpiece—the historic Perelman Stage—is renowned for its acoustics and Italian design rife with white walls, gold fixtures, and graffiti tags from Michelangelo.