Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to see "A World Transformed", performed by The American Philharmonic in the Ruth Finley Person Theater of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. For $20, you get two tickets for main-floor seating in the side sections and in center rows L–W (a $40 value).
The American Philharmonic's ensemble of 60–75 volunteer musicians whisk audiences away on a poetic and transcendental musical exploration of the human spirit in "A World Transformed." Guest conductor John Kendall Bailey pilots a blithe and inspiring program that showcases his amazing ability to keep tempo and swat mosquitoes at the same time. The euphonic lifecycle begins with Brahms's Symphony no. 1, a sweeping 45- to 50-minute epic of ethereal majesty that took Brahms 21 years to complete. The virtuosic hands of French violinist Solenn Seguillon from San Francisco’s rock-inspired Magik*Magik Orchestra enunciate Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, which levitates audiences in its aural replication of a bird’s flight. Richard Strauss’s haunting and uplifting Death and Transfiguration portrays the agony of passing and the lightness of the afterlife with lush orchestral strokes and emotional, modulating movements. After the program, guests can dance to the songs stuck in their heads around the Wells Fargo Center's formidable collection of outdoor sculptures.
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