One or Two Tickets to See Concertante at Merkin Concert Hall on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

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In a Nutshell

String-heavy group's accessible attitude unites modernist experimentation, contemporary commissions & lush romantic works

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Promotional value expires Mar 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for ticket at Merkin Concert Hall box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Merkin Concert Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Merkin Concert Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Concertante's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Chamber concerts are more intimate than full symphonies with their dozens of musicians, thunderous scores, and conductors who refuse to turn around no matter how many times you yell their name. Experience a closer musical connection with this GrouponLive deal to see Concertante at Merkin Concert Hall on Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:

  • For $24, you get two tickets (a $56 value).
  • For $14, you get one ticket (a $28 value).<p>

Best-available seating will be assigned upon redemption.

Concertante spreads the up-close thrill of chamber music throughout the country with accessible arrangements of classic and modern works. Its Merkin Hall program kicks off with Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff’s String Sextet, lacing modernist moves with rapidly changing rhythms and off-kilter melodies inflected at various points by jazz and dance modes. A spooky andante makes listeners check for under-seat monsters before spidery pizzicato punctuates a return to up-tempo fireworks. Commissioned by Concertante, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Hypnagogia for String Sextet re-regulates pulses as it evokes the experience of falling asleep with an aural atmosphere noted by the New York Times for its “laconic, easy-to-follow simplicity.”

The performers close with Mendelssohn’s classic, high-romantic Quintet for Strings no. 2. The piece adds an extra viola to the usual string quartet complement of two violins, viola, and cello, deepening tonal textures but leaving the cello feeling perpetually awkward on double-date night. Merkin Concert Hall’s deceptively austere aesthetics belie lush acoustics, with a wooden stage and ceiling panels allowing rich resonance without the distracting feedback created by backstage aviaries full of mockingbirds.


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