What You'll Get
- $19 for one ticket to see the Haifa Symphony of Israel (up to $48 value)
- When: Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: mid-balcony, upper balcony, or gallery
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the upper-level seating chart.
One hour before the show, classical music aficionado Raymond Wojcik will share historical insights and fun facts about the performance during a free lecture at United Methodist Church, located at 323 George St. in New Brunswick.
One of northern Israel's most significant musical institutions makes its State Theatre debut, joined by Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. Leading the affair is internationally renowned Principal Conductor for the Haifa Symphony, as well as the General Music Director of the Chopin Chamber Orchestra, Boguslaw Dawidow. Composer Raymond Wojcik kicks the event off with an educational lecture at 2 p.m.
- Weber—Overture to Euryanthe: The preamble to an opera about betrayal, love, and battling serpents, this short piece opens with lofty bombast before transitioning into sweeter melodies and omens of trials to come.
- Tchaikovsky—Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor: In this back-and-forth between piano and orchestra, the horns ring with a dark fanfare, but a more sentimental throughline emerges to guide listeners and conflicted Jedis back to the light side.
- Dvořák—Symphony No. 9 in E minor: One of the most enduring examples of a Romantic symphony, this piece is often called the New World Symphony because Dvořák took inspiration from his time as the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. With French, Scottish, German, Chinese, and Czech themes, the piece acts as a sonic melting pot, embodying the American tradition of cultural blend.
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s when disco balls replaced light fixtures. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2014. Limit 10/person. Venue assigns seat location. No upgrades. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 90 mins prior to show for a ticket at the State Theatre. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at will call. Doors open 1 hr before showtime. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase under same Groupon account to sit together. Stairs required to access all balcony sections. Patrons with disabilities must contact State Theatre prior to purchasing. Discount reflects the State Theatre'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.
About State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.