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Reviewed December 19, 2011
What You'll Get
Music soothes the savage beast, which is why wild-game hunters always pack a sousaphone in their gear to toot at suspicious bears. Discover musical serenity with today’s dealLive Deal: for $30, you get one Orchestra section C ticket to a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 on October 12 at 8 p.m. plus one drink ticket valid during a post-concert reception at the National Art Centre’s Southam Hall (a $72 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. with a pre-concert chat titled Orchestra 101 beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his National Art Centre debut during a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, flourishing his baton to command majestic, whimsical, and exhilarating sound from the instruments of skilled musicians including violinist Leila Josefowicz. Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 stirs the souls of first-time orchestra goers and veterans alike with its ominous, unforgettable opening best known in modern times as the signal that a bowler has stepped over the foul line. Waves of velvety harmony wash over Southam Hall’s rows of continental-style red seating during the performance. A post-performance drink wets vocal chords with a social relaxer, which grants effortless run-ins with skilled musicians or dead-pan music stands.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the welcome table in the National Arts Centre main lobby. Discount reflects National Arts Centre Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.