Orchestral pieces make beautiful music out of many disparate sounds, meshing the flow of the viola, the whistle of the flute, and the constant tick of the conductor’s built in metronome. Harmonize sweetly with today’s GrouponLive deal to Wind Power, performed by the American Classical Orchestra at the New York Society for Ethical Culture Hall. For $12, you get one ticket for mezzanine or balcony seating on Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m. (up to a $25 value, including ticketing fees). The box office opens for will call at 6:30 p.m.
The American Classical Orchestra safeguards the repertoire of 17th- to 19th-century composers, escorting venerable works into the future upon the notes of original and reproduction period instruments. Under the direction of Maestro Thomas Crawford and his onstage airboat, the ensemble's production of Wind Power breezes across Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets, and Telemann's Concerto in D, featuring dynamic and energetic Mexican recorder guru Horacio Franco. A pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. offers to warm up ears with toasty educational tidbits. Mezzanine and balcony seating grants guests unobstructed views of the action inside the NYSEC Hall, which harbors more than 100 years of history within its storied walls.