Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today's GrouponLive deal: for $46, you get two tickets to New Century Chamber Orchestra featuring Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg at Mechanics Hall on Wednesday, November 9, at 8 p.m., with a preconcert talk at 7 p.m. (up to a $92 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All Groupon buyers will be seated in the yellow section of the seating chart on a first-come, first-served basis.
San Francisco's New Century Chamber Orchestra—a group composed of local musicians—fuses instrumental prowess with innovative programming to create vibrant classical-music performances. Joining the ensemble in 2008 as music director and concertmaster, critically acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has since added her own musical skill and javelin bow to the orchestra's performances. On November 9, the collective majestically executes a program of evocative euphony, from Rossini's String Sonata no. 1 to the sweeping melancholia of Barber's famed Adagio for Strings. The sonic professionals ramp up for their crescendos inside Mechanics Hall—a 19th-century building known for its supreme acoustics and frequent Elvis sightings. During bouts of thunderous applause, audience members can marvel at the Renaissance Revival–style details of the theater, adorned with ornate touches such as three-tiered chandeliers and Corinthian columns.
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