"The Odd (But Lovely) Bird"

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Orchestral concert includes a world-premiere bassoon concerto, original choreography, and narration by the host of Cash Cab Canada

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Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2013. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 11/15 for a ticket at venue. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Trinity-St. Paul's-Centre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects group of 27's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For disability accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

"The Odd (But Lovely) Bird" - South Annex: group of 27's "The Odd (But Lovely) Bird" at Trinity-St. Paul's-Centre on Friday, November 15 (Up to 51% Off)

The Deal

  • The Odd (But Lovely) Bird presented by group of 27
  • When: Friday, November 15, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Trinity-St. Paul’s-Centre
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Ticket Options

  • $15 for one adult ticket (up to $30 value)
  • $39 for a family pack with two adult tickets and four kid’s tickets (up to $80 value)<p>

The Odd (But Lovely) Bird

The Odd (But Lovely) Bird evokes the flights and songs of feathered friends with an evening of symphonic and visual art. During the concert, dancer William Yong accompanies the chamber orchestra with choreography and costume changes that summon visions of aviaries and colour-flecked canopies, while narration from Cash Cab Canada host Adam Growe guides listeners through the program.

  • Mathieu Lussier—Odd Bird Concerto for Bassoon: A world premiere from this prolific Canadian composer features soloist Nadina Mackie Jackson soaring through twittering high notes and fluttering runs on her bassoon.
  • Finzi—Love’s Labour’s Lost: Written to accompany a BBC broadcast of the titular Shakespeare play, Finzi’s suite includes such movements as the joyous “Hunt” and playful “Moth” as well as periods of long, slow contemplation.
  • Honegger—Pastoral d’été: Inspired by a relaxing vacation to the Alps, Honneger gave this placid meditation the epigraph “J’ai embrassé l’aube d’été”—”I have embraced the summer dawn”—shortly before realizing he was just hugging the stove.
  • Beethoven—Symphony no. 2: Beethoven wrote his deceptively joyous second symphony just as he began to realize his increasing deafness would be permanent. While still owing a great deal to Haydn and Mozart, new innovations—such as replacing the third movement’s stately minuet with a raucous scherzo—presaged his later revitalization of the form.<p>

group of 27

Comprising top musicians from throughout the country, group of 27 chamber orchestra delights in challenging audiences with traditional and experimental programs. In addition to well-known classics, the group digs up little-played gems and seeks out world premieres. Not content merely to innovate aurally, the group accompanies its concerts with multimedia presentations that include dance and narration.

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