During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to see “Dual Passions” by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project at the Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory on Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $25, you get a ticket in section A (up to a $52 value).
- For $19, you get a ticket in section B (up to a $40 value).
- For $14, you get a ticket in section C (up to a $28 value).<p>
Founded by conductor Gil Rose in 1996, the BMOP is distinguished by its exclusive dedication to the works of modern artists. The forward-thinking ensemble is joined by guest conductor Andrew Clark and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum in an evening spotlighting choral composers David Lang and Arvo Pärt, who share a common well of inspiration in J.S. Bach’s oral glories. Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion starts off the evening with a Pulitzer Prize–winning mash-up of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Hans Christian Andersen’s bittersweet fable, and the latter-day works of the Spice Girls. Where Lang’s piece is characterized by ethereal harmonies studded with strikingly syncopated passages, Pärt’s composition keeps slower time and cranks the choir’s volume to a majestic, sternum-buzzing pitch. At 7 p.m., one hour before the curtains rise, the company’s Score Board of regional composers host an information session regarding the composers, the pieces, and the process of training French horns to follow English-speaking batons.
In 1994, 91 years after opening, Jordan Hall was awarded National Historic Landmark status by virtue of its opulent Edwardian architecture and vital influence on American classical music. Nearly 1,000 patrons may comfortably fit in the auditorium, and the balcony level is carefully de-Capuleted before each performance.