Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today’s GrouponLive deal for one ticket to a holiday concert by the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get one reserved-seating ticket to see Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (a $70 value). The ticket is valid for the best available Main Floor seat in Section 1, 2, 3, or 4, according to the classical seating scheme. Choose between the following shows:
- Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, at 8 p.m.<p>
- For $20, you get one reserved-seating ticket to see Time for Three on Saturday, December 3, at 8 p.m. (a $45 value).The ticket is valid for the best available Main Floor seat in Section 1, 2, 3, 4, or VIP, according to the pops and presentations seating scheme.<p>
The Minnesota Orchestra warms up winter with a host of holiday performances, showcasing classic works and contemporary pieces. Engelbert Humperdinck’s three-act opera Hansel and Gretel retells the classic fairy tale in family-friendly style, with giant puppets, a translated English libretto, and supertitles above the stage—allowing audiences to follow rapid recitatives or play opera bingo. Blending such diverse genres as classical, bluegrass, and traditional Irish music, Time for Three dazzles ears with triple servings of musical verve. Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall shred violins while Ranaan Meyer backs them up with his double bass, weaving intricate melodies during the performance and cozy scarves during intermission. The group will mix holiday classics such as “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with original compositions and arrangements of popular tunes such as Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.
Concerts take place at Orchestra Hall, where an unusual design, wooden floor, and one-inch separation from its supporting structure enhance acoustics, enlivening orchestral sounds and preventing midair collisions between muddled notes.
Returning from its historic tour to Cuba in May of 2015 and Carnegie Hall last March, the Grammy Award–winning Minnesota Orchestra celebrates its second century as one of America’s premier symphonic ensembles, gathering accolades from publications such as the New York Times.
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