Live concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated staff ensuring each instrument is tuned, each mic is working, and each performer is set in the upright and locked position. Keep their hard work from going to waste with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to see the Civic Symphony of Green Bay's "Enduring Classics" concert at Meyer Theatre on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. (a $30 value).
In its 16th season, the Civic Symphony of Green Bay streams the symphonic sounds of three master composers through the historic halls of Meyer Theatre. Conductor Seong-Kyung Graham opens the evening's program by summoning Reznicek's overture to Donna Diana with the help of a baton that's part Ouija board planchette. The Czech composer then gives way to the stirring sounds of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major. UW-Green Bay associate professor and trumpeter Adam Gaines' solo horn sends a clarion cry through the hall's gold-flecked plasterwork and below the star-studded ceiling. For the final piece, Schubert brings the symphony back together for his masterwork of melody, the Symphony no. 9 in C Major. The Civic Symphony's corps of volunteer and professional musicians arrive in their chairs from all walks of life, from students to long-established soloists to court musicians of just-deposed kings.