- $16 for one ticket to see Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (up to $48 value)
- When: Sunday, February 15, at 3 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: mid-balcony, upper balcony, or gallery
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was formed in 1971 with some lofty goals: placing Mexican and Spanish traditional songs alongside the works of the classical canon, and uniting people of Mexican descent all over the world. This tour marks the group’s first visit to the United States since 2008. Tonight’s program exemplifies the group’s strengths and style:
- Brahms—Variations on a Theme by Haydn: Despite the title, the work also known as the “St. Anthony” variations for its incorporation of the traditional chant Chorale St. Anthony shows few traces of its source. In fact, the question of authorship is even more tangled: many now believe the theme Brahms adapted was actually penned by one of Hadyn’s students.
- Ponce—Piano Concerto “Romantic”: Ponce was known as one of Mexico’s staunchest musical nationalists, but the first piano concerto he wrote finds him in full romantic flower; Gramophone has described it as marked by “Lisztian fireworks bordering on pastiche.”
- Brahms—Symphony No. 1: This work took Brahms 20 years to complete, and the movements serve as an account of the inspirations and influences that moved him during that time.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.