Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today’s GrouponLive deal for tickets to MusicaNova Orchestra’s presentation of Of the Known and Unknown at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 23, at 4 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $30 value).
- For $27, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $60 value).
MusicaNova’s music director Warren Cohen commands a symphony of professional musicians through rousing renditions of familiar and obscure orchestral works. Composed of four symphonic works, “Of the Known and Unknown” includes “Windows for Cello and Orchestra” by former 20/20 anchor Hugh Downs, who will be in attendance to talk about his piece and his experience playing in a jug band with Barbara Walters. While only 16 years old, award-winning cellist Peter Eom brandishes his bow in both the Downs Concerto and the Rachmaninoff’s Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. Bookending the evening is a pair of location-themed pieces by Boris Tchaikovsky and Maurice Ravel, with MusicaNova’s tunesmiths paying sonic homage to Siberia and Spain, respectively. All performances take place in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and Cohen will prelude each piece with an edifying speech about their background and probability of getting remixed by Jay-Z.