What You'll Get
The best concerts have lots of pyrotechnics, which is why classical pianists always wear asbestos pants. Insulate yourself from boredom with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $54, you get one ticket to three of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s classical “Bucket List” concerts at Music Hall (up to a $135 value). Concertgoers will be seated in the Gallery D section and may choose between two dates for each performance. The “Bucket List” series includes the following concerts and dates:
- “Lang Lang Plays Liszt”
- Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, January 28, at 8 p.m.
- “Beethoven’s Pastoral”
- Friday, February 24, at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m.<p>
Groupon users may exchange their tickets for any other Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts through May 5 at no extra charge.
Technical virtuosity and compositional elegance form the common ties that unite the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s triumvirate of must-see concerts, a program that the musicians themselves nominate as the pinnacle of classical performance. Hailed in the New York Times as a “brash and hugely gifted” tickler of ivories, Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang takes cues and pizza orders from dynamic German conductor Jun Märkl in a poetic performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto no. 1. Conductor Ludovic Morlot and virtuosic pianist Jonathan Biss chart a course for the countryside with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, a pastoral symphony whose simple-life motifs inform the string section’s decision to play with willow branches instead of bows. Violinist Midori sticks to more conventional techniques as she tackles the structural complexities of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto alongside conductor Pinchas Steinberg’s leading of Symphonie fantastique.
The orchestra’s strings, brasses, and woodwinds intertwine to form a densely woven welcome mat that welcomes visitors to their Music Hall home. The acoustically attuned venue features plush seating for 3,417, allowing ample room for fans to clap along and drown out the ghostly wails of maestro batons past that dart up and down the aisles of the Gallery D seats.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Reserve by phone by 1/25/12 for tickets. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Music Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Music Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Not valid for Cincinnati Pops concerts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.