A night at the symphony not only provides a lasting memory of refined musical prowess; it also keeps patrons from resorting to the boring routine of watching the TV boil. Mix up the routine with today's GrouponLive deal to see a Music in the Barns chamber concert at Artscape Wychwood Barns. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket on Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m. (up to a $27.49 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m., with a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.
Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble continues to blaze a new trail in the classical genre, having performed alongside an impressive collection of musical legends that ranges from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble to Kanye West and Mary J. Blige. In February, the string quintet maintains their inventiveness with Quartet for Heart and Breath, a composition penned by Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry that requires each musician to don a stethoscope and play in synch with their breathing and heartbeat, all while monitoring the blood pressure of nervous violins. The world premiere of Rose Bolton's Coming of Sobs follows, before the evening concludes with Anton Bruckner's romantic and rarely performed String Quartet. Prior to the concert, Rose Bolton will also deliver an education-packed lecture, where she'll discuss life as a modern-day composer and the dangers of using a cello bow as a pool cue.
While Music in the Barns offers discounted prices to seniors and students, this Groupon still offers the best deal for most.
Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble
The resident instrumentalists at Artscape Wychwood Barns, the Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble makes good use of the surprisingly effective acoustics of the renovated warehouse it calls home. Dedicated to the works of modern and contemporary artists, the ensemble works closely with composers and builds their programs around 20th and 21st century artists. Not just classical artists either—the group has not only worked with Yo-Yo Ma, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company, but also with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, and Richard Reed Perry of the Arcade Fire.