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 today’s GrouponLive deal to see "Winter Tales," presented by Orchestra Toronto at the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. For $22, you get one ticket for lower-level seating on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. (up to a $44.75 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Tickets for children aged 15 and younger are regularly $16.50, including all Ticketmaster fees. Groupon customers will receive the best available seats in the lower level at the time of purchase.
Second-year music director Danielle Lisboa leads the volunteer-based Orchestra Toronto, which has been wooing ears with tightly spun symphonic works for nearly 60 years. The 80-piece ensemble reassembles in February, providing concertgoers respite from cold-weather blues and panhandling snowmen with "Winter Tales," a collection of fiery, accessible compositions from several legendary composers. Lars-Erik Larsson's The Winter's Tale sets the show in motion before giving way to a quartet of classics, including Chris Meyer's In Memoriam Henryk Gorecki and Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2. To start the afternoon, attendees can pop into a pre-concert chat, where Clasical 96.3 FM personality Alexa Petrenko will discuss the day's set and explain how violins maintain such curvy physiques. Recognized among Canada's elite venues, George Weston Recital Hall creates an acoustical cocoon with painstakingly insulated walls and retractable curtains and panels that can be rearranged for optimal sound.
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