Orchestra concerts answer the age-old question of what sound a tree makes when it falls in the forest and later gets found and made into a violin. Solve the mystery with this GrouponLive deal.
- $33 for one premium ticket to see Riverside Symphony’s Beethoven: Prophet - Disciple (up to a $60 value)
- When: Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall
- Seating: orchestra rows E–O
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Mendelssohn—”The Fair Melusina” Overture: The spirited, burbling motif that opens this overture transitions into a darker and more turbulent melody—fitting for a piece about a knight who marries, then abandons, a water sprite.
- Dean—Testament: Contemporary composer Brett Dean’s ode to Beethoven was inspired by the master’s final will and testament, which he wrote at age 32 after learning of his worsening deafness; the tone is fittingly desperate.
- Mozart—Piano Concerto No. 17: A light and airy theme on strings introduces a precise and meditative mood, then transitions almost effortlessly into a woodwind-heavy second movement.
- Beethoven—Symphony No. 1 in C Major: The woodwinds bear the brunt of the melody in Beethoven’s first entry into the form, marked already by unusual choices in tempo and key.<p>
New York City is full of freelance musical talent. For three decades, Riverside Symphony has gathered much of it together into innovative concert programs that display a taste for striking juxtapositions, mixing the titans of the classical tradition with modern, local works. At any given performance, audience members might see a rare work from Haydn or Prokofiev, a couple young soloists on the rise, and dozens of beautifully polished black shoes.<p>
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY 10023