Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra - Copland & Tchaikovsky

Rialto Square Theatre

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In a Nutshell

An Argentinian piece influenced by Galileo leads into a jazzy Copland concerto and Tchaikovsky's epic Sixth

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2014. Limit 8 per person. G-Pass not redeemable with mobile app. Use for admission at Rialto Square Theatre on 2/16. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $28 for one G-Pass to see Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Copland & Tchaikovsky (up to $48.50 value)
  • When: Sunday, February 16, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Rialto Square Theatre
  • Seating: main-floor section A or the second balcony
  • Door time: 5 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.

The Program

  • Golijov—Sidereus: When Grammy-winning Argentinian Golijov wrote Sidereus he took his inspiration—and the piece's name—from Galileo. Shortly after he invented the telescope and first pointed it at the moon, but before he first pointed it at his neighbor's house, Galileo penned Sidereus Nuncius, or Starry Messenger. To theme his piece after this work, Golijov uses a broad, simple melody to encapsulate the sky of Patagonia, then looks closer at certain pieces, as if through a telescope.
  • Copland—Clarinet Concerto: Benny Goodman commissioned this concerto from Copland, and it combines a Brazilian folk influence with the signatures of Goodman's style. To explain how he coaxed jazz out of an orchestra, Copland explained, "The instrumentation being clarinet with strings, harp, and piano, I did not have a large battery of percussion to achieve jazzy effects, so I used slapping basses and whacking harp sounds to simulate them."
  • Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique): Tchaikovsky's Sixth created what he called a "limping waltz" in 5/4 time, which gives way to a full, triumphant march. In the end, however, the piece returns to the mournful and melancholy tone with which it began. Five days after conducting the premiere of this work, Tchaikovsky carelessly drank a glass of unboiled water, succumbing four days later to the cholera running rampant through St. Petersburg at the time.

Rialto Square Theatre

Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.

Rialto Square Theatre

Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.

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    Rialto Square Theatre

    102 N Chicago St.

    Joliet, IL 60432

    +18157267171

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