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 Miró Quartet with Jorge Caballero at The Long Center. For $22, you get one ticket for parterre or better seating on Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $58.50 value). Doors open at 6 p.m.
With a finely hone sound described by the Austin Chronicle as “considered, articulate, expressive, and nuanced,” the Miró Quartet grabs its bows and spreads classical and contemporary compositions across the country. Joining them in an evening of Bach, Mozart, and Paganini is guitarist Jorge Caballero, the youngest instrumentalist and only guitarist to ever win the prestigious Naumburg International Competition. During their performance of Mozart's String Quartet no. 16 in E Flat Major, the foursome's viola, cello, and two violins announce their arrival with a few prolonged notes before picking up the pace in a dynamic first movement, which shifts from slow and contemplative to the fast-moving, uncontainable elation of a cheetah that just won the lotto. Though drinks are not included with this Groupon, guests can arrive 90 minutes prior to the show for a cocktail party at the Kodosky Donor Lounge, serving five specialty drinks named after each of the evening’s performers.
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704