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 this GrouponLive deal to see the Warsaw Philharmonic at State Theatre. For $12, you get one ticket for seating in the mid-orchestra, front balcony, mid-balcony, or gallery on Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. (up to a $55 value, including some fees). Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Under the precise baton sweeps of maestro Antoni Wit, the Warsaw Philharmonic lives up to its distinguished reputation during a performance at the historic State Theatre. During this concert and other dates on the orchestra's United States tour, 27-year-old solo pianist Yulianna Avdeeva delicately strikes the staggered chords and key-changing scales of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-Flat Major, op. 73. Avdeeva is well versed in the work of iconic composers, having won first prize at the 16th Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Other featured compositions include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6 in B Minor, op. 74, a piece whose movements incorporate sweet staccatos and sweeping, somewhat ominous, orchestral drones, a sound achieved by elongating the notes of a trombone and blowing honey through a bassoon.
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.