Listeners are drawn to classical music's underlying complexity, just as TV Guide readers are drawn to the witty acrostic hidden in every crossword puzzle. Jump into melodic mosaic with this GrouponLive deal to see Vento Chiaro at The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston. For $10, you get one general-admission ticket for Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. (up to a $20 value). Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Originally formed in 1997 at the Peabody Conservatory, Vento Chiaro's all-female quintet of woodwind musicians captivates audiences from their resident perch on The Rivers School Conservatory's stage. Their sonic tapestry seamlessly weaves joyful flute with mischievous oboe as the deeper reeds of clarinet and bassoon invite the regal brass of French horn to frolic in the woodwind woods. On March 11, all five musicians kick off with contemporary American composer Eric Ewazen's Roaring Fork, which paints an aural picture of a Colorado landscape as rugged and beautiful as the stone woman who will one day drop all four jaws of Mount Rushmore. Conservatory artist-in-residence pianist Roberto Poli joins his colleagues for Francis Poulenc's Sextet, melding the airy notes of the quintet with the keyboard's undulating melodies. The concert culminates with avant-garde composer Elliott Carter's Woodwind Quintet, eschewing regular chord progression for surprising atonal devices and polyrhythmic construction.