Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today's GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two general-admission tickets to the Worcester Chamber Music Society’s South of the Border concert (up to a $60 value; children 17 and younger receive free admission, and student rush tickets cost $5 with a WOO card). Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved by phone by September 22. Choose between the following performances:
- At the Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard on Friday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- At the First Baptist Church in Worcester on Saturday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The bows and strings of the Worcester Chamber Music Society enamor ears with performances of chamber-music classics and lesser-known gems. Instead of suffering through Amerigo Vespucci's crude raps about the New World, music enthusiasts can explore Argentina and Brazil at elegant South of the Border concerts featuring violinist Gabriela Diaz and cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws. Following a free discussion about the program at 7 p.m., Astor Piazzolla’s Four for Tango commences the show with romantic tango melodies and scratch tones that make violins sound like percussion instruments or raccoon DJs. Duo for Violin and Viola and Assobio A Jato, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s ode to a jet whistle, conjures spirited ditties. How Slow the Wind and Lua Descolorida—works by Osvaldo Golijov, a Grammy-winning Argentine composer who teaches in Worcester—resemble an elegant film soundtrack, and Ginastera’s String Quartet no. 1 milks warm, rich tones from Krista Buckland Reisner’s violin and violist Peter Sulski’s pet dairy cow.