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 The Nordwest German Staatskapelle, presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall on Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. A preconcert talk begins at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get two tickets for gold-section seating (up to a $92 value).
- For $69, you get four tickets for gold-section seating (up to a $184 value).<p>
Student tickets are regularly up to $20.
As one of the youngest chief conductors of a European orchestra, maestro Eugene Tzigane steers the 80 consummate musicians of The Nordwest German Staatskapelle in a rousing repertoire of masterworks. In the program’s opening piece, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 evokes sunrise over a desert oasis rife with mirages of coffee ponds. The symphonic spotlight then turns to soulful Israeli cellist Amit Peled and his rare, circa-1689 Andrea Guarneri cello made from now-extinct tuning-peg plants for Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto no. 2 in E minor, op. 30. Finally, Brahms’s Symphony no. 1 draws the program to a roaring conclusion with the triumphal major-key melody of the fourth movement.
The sonic professionals ramp up for their crescendos inside Mechanics Hall, a 19th-century building known for its supreme acoustics and frequent Elvis sightings. During bouts of thunderous applause, audience members can marvel at the Renaissance Revival–style details of the theater, adorned with ornate touches such as three-tiered chandeliers and Corinthian columns.