Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see Orchestra Santa Monica perform its Gala Inaugural Concert at Barnum Hall, located on the campus of Santa Monica High School, on Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (a $40 value).
- For $40, you get four tickets for general-admission seating (an $80 value).
Entering its first season, Orchestra Santa Monica’s collaboration of Los Angeles–area professionals and emerging young musicians is determined to share classical music with as wide of an audience as possible. The ensemble takes its cues from the baton of Music Director Allen Robert Gross, who was described by the Los Angeles Times as having “the rare ability to excite an orchestra, to get it to reach beyond its capabilities.” The inaugural concert begins with Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide, which opens with a French-horn quartet’s eerie harmony echoing relentlessly, even as the rest of the orchestra joins in to help raise hairs. In a performance of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, two violinists intertwine their melodies like a musical double helix, before Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet spotlights the reedy trilling of solo clarinetist Gary Bovyer. The evening ends on a thrilling note with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, whose famously furious intro has made the composition a staple in movies, television, and the iPods of thunderstorms.
Though Orchestra Santa Monica sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Orchestra Santa Monica
They might take the form of a full symphony, a smaller chamber orchestra, a wind quintet, or a parade of tuxedo models. But no matter how you see them, they remain one of the area's most diverse and adaptable ensembles. Established in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica is dedicated to building a strong community of classical music lovers of all ages. To serve the community at large, OSM creates and shares life-enriching experiences through accessible, educational and inspirational live performances of classical music.