$15 for One Ticket to See the Emerson String Quartet at Carnegie Music Hall on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ($35 Value)

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Amid grand, arching eaves of Carnegie Music Hall, Grammy-winning quartet deftly plucks through works by Mozart, Beethoven & Bartók

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Promotional value expires Mar 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Reservation recommended. Redeem by phone starting 3/11 for ticket. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Carnegie Music Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Carnegie Music Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Discount reflects Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with this Groupon to see the Emerson String Quartet presented by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society at Carnegie Music Hall. For $15, you get one adult ticket for Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. (a $35 value).

Now in its 50th season, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society celebrates a half-century of fostering the arts across the local landscape with breathtaking displays of musical talent and artistic insight. For one night, the Emerson String Quartet, winner of nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, steps away from its residency at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. to invigorate eardrums amid the arching eaves of Carnegie Music Hall. The auditory experience begins with Mozart’s String Quartet no. 21, where the showcased cello sweeps and gallops across lush motifs and minuets originally commissioned for the King of Prussia. The virtuosic foursome also puts its stamp on Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 12, whose staggered first movement eventually melts into a sonata famous for transforming Haydn’s tears into honey.

The evening’s musical denouement comes with Bartók’s arch and austere String Quartet no. 5, a euphonic pendulum that swings between ethereal symmetry and controlled chaos. Guests take their seats inside the grandiose Carnegie Music Hall, a space lauded for its superb acoustics for chamber music and for being a challenging venue for games of Marco Polo.

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Wonderful and beautiful music!! I love the Carnegie music hall too!!
Evangeline E. · July 4, 2012
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