Classical music boosts listeners’ brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today’s GrouponLive deal to see “Salute to Vienna” at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Saturday, December 31, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. There is no elevator to the balcony seating, so patrons must walk up the stairs. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for gallery seating (a $50 value, including all fees).
- For $36, you get one ticket for mid-orchestra seating (a $73 value, including all fees).
- For $41, you get one ticket for premium orchestra seating (an $83 value, including all fees).<p>
In its 13th season at State Theatre, “Salute to Vienna” ushers audiences into the New Year with a joy-filled evening of classical music, singing and dancing. The performance, which annually honors Austria’s world-renowned celebration, Neujahrskonzert, enchants the ears of listeners without stuffing them with toad’s feet and mandrake root. A talented cast of more than 75 musicians illuminates the stage with finely tuned harmonies, and Vienna’s own Alexander Steinitz (conductor), Rebecca Nelsen (soprano), and dancers from the Vienna Imperial Ballet draw more oohs and aahs than a baby hatching out of a Fabergé egg.
Additionally, the Strauss Symphony of America will dispense its own tightly spun scales, inflating the show’s already festive airs with melodies from favorite waltzes, polkas, and freestyle rap battles. Built in 1921, State Theatre graces guests with a stage that has hosted countless historic performers, including Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Jay Leno, and the New York Philharmonic.
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.
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901