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 today’s GrouponLive deal to the Orchestra of St. Petersburg presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For $10, you get one ticket for balcony seating on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $23.75 value, including all ticketing fees).
Following the beguiling baton of maestro Roman Leontiev, the Orchestra of St. Petersburg carries classic symphonic works around the globe. The evening kicks off with Wagner's Flying Dutchman Overture, painting a musical picture of a damned ghost ship cursed to roam the seas for all eternity with crew-performed improv every weekday night. The monumental measures of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto rouse audience spirits before Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade treats listeners to a tone-poem retelling of five classic tales from One Thousand and One Nights. Formerly a movie palace, the Spanish-style Lensic Theater houses concertgoers in old-school elegance, with an ornately detailed proscenium gracefully framing the orchestra and hiding giant catwalk spiders from the audience’s view.