Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert at Crossroads Community Church. Ticketholders can attend the show on Saturday, October 6, at 3 p.m., or Sunday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Doors open one hour before the show. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get two tickets for general admission (up to a $70 value).
- For $65, you get four tickets for general admission (up to a $140 value).
Student tickets are regularly $10 each.
The first flick of conductor Salvador Brotons’ baton signals both the beginning of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 34th season and the plunge into a show of venerable classics. Aaron Copland’s An Outdoor Overture opens the concert with majestic, spacious calls from the brass section before breaking into a trumpet solo reminiscent of a lonesome boy scout lost in the woods, mere yards away from his backyard. Ravel’s Tzigane follows, spearheaded by a solo violinist’s stormy bowstrokes, which grow into a frenzied muddle before beckoning for a trilling piano to follow. Israeli brothers Nitai and Hillel Zori, playing violin and cello respectively, take center stage for Saint-Saëns’s La Muse et le Poète, an appropriately moody piece that opens with pensive, restrained swells, eventually held aloft by the soaring pitches of the lead violin. The second half of the evening pivots around Saint-Saëns’s Symphony no. 3, breaking from form with its circuitous, evolving elements, its novel two-movement structure, and its organ part that requires the musician to have at least four hands.
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