Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see Choral Arts’ "La Musica Latina" concert at GW Lisner Auditorium on Sunday, October 21, at 7 p.m. Will call opens at 6 p.m.; auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $25, you get two terrace tickets (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get two orchestra tickets (a $70 value).
Opening its 2012–13 season, Choral Arts takes ears on an exploration of the Spanish speaking world’s musical landscape, drawing stylistic inspiration from Argentina, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Six guest musicians join the Choral Arts Chamber Chorus for "La Musica Latina," a program that gets audiences dancing in their seats along to tango and folk songs led by conductor and pianist Joseph Holt. Guitarist Michael Bard and singer Deborah Benner of Trio Caliente respectively finger-pluck and croon their way through fiery selections, and percussionist Luis Garay drives the beat with the nonstop energy of a nuclear-powered metronome. Also performing, Pablo Talamante somehow sings and plays guitar at the same time, and Carmen de Vicente chitters her castanets as she sways along.
Since 1965, Choral Arts has toured internationally, produced 18 recordings, and grown its symphonic chorus to include more than 180 professional singers. Artistic director Scott Tucker christens his first season with the ensemble, calling upon more than 17 years of experience as a director at Cornell University and as an assistant conductor at Harvard University. The ensemble regularly performs with the National Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras from around the world.