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 the Civic Symphony of Green Bay’s “A Mass for the Living” concert at Meyer Theatre on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two tickets for general-admission orchestra or balcony seating (up to a $30 value).
- For $30, you get four tickets for general-admission orchestra or balcony seating (up to a $60 value).<p>
In its 16th season, the Civic Symphony of Green Bay streams the symphonic sounds of Johannes Brahms’s epic A German Requiem through the historic halls of Meyer Theatre in the ethereally themed program “A Mass for the Living.” Conductor Seong-Kyung Graham leads an 80-person chorus, along with the Civic Symphony’s corps of volunteer and professional musicians, through all seven movements of Brahms’s sweeping German-language elegy to the mourning, undead, and those who have missed a flight. The hearty pipes of baritone vocal soloist Ken Paulsen and soprano Teresa Seidl are spotlighted across the dreamlike musical odyssey, during which a haunting stampede of celestial voices follows a libretto from the Lutheran Bible. The Civic Symphony’s program sheds the morose implications of a requiem as Brahms’s leitmotif alternates between angelic and operatic, creating a symphony outing both transcendent and therapeutic.