- One ticket to a select performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m.
- Tango Buenos Aires on Sunday, February 22, at 4 p.m.
- $21 for balcony seating (up to $30 value)
- $24 for orchestra seating (up to $35 value)
- Click to view the seating chart
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was formed in 1971 with some lofty goals: placing Mexican and Spanish traditional songs alongside the works of the classical canon, and uniting people of Mexican descent all over the world. Tonight’s program exemplifies the group’s strengths and style:
- Granados—Three Spanish Dances: Granados was a devoted musical nationalist, and his dances draw on traditional themes.
- De Falla—Noches en los Jardines de España: A piano leads the orchestra into the moonlit gardens of Spain—two real, one imaginary.
- Brahms—Symphony No. 1: This work took Brahms 20 years to complete, and the movements serve as an account of the inspirations and influences that moved him during that time.
Tango Buenos Aires
The 25 dancers of Tango Buenos Aires pay tribute to Argentina’s tango traditions and its history, with past original work including an homage to Eva Perón. Whatever the piece, it’s bound to be smokily sensual, with suggestions of dramatic backstories smoldering below the surface. “The dancers are totally engaged with one another, dancing so closely that there often seems to be one body with four swiftly moving feet,” Sacramento Press reported after a 2011 performance.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts hosts a lot of firsts. From Jose Feliciano to Russian music institutions, many performing artists have never played in the Bronx before they come to the Center. That reality is part of what prompted its founding in the first place three decades ago, in an effort to prove that borough residents didn't have to travel to Manhattan or tunnel inside their television sets to experience diverse, live cultural programming. So far, that's included concerts by luminaries such as Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Johnny Mathis in addition to folk dance, ballet, and Latino comedy showcases.