What You'll Get
Eminent and revered Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt conducts a pair of beloved second symphonies (in the same key) that differ dramatically from one another, resulting in an unexpected and richly rewarding symbiosis. Beethoven was often criticized by his contemporaries for valuing novelty over beauty. Several reviews said as much of his Second Symphony following its 1803 premiere. That symphony was mostly written during Beethoven's stay at Heiligenstadt in 1802, during a time when his deafness was becoming more pronounced and he began to realize that it might be incurable. Despite shocking his critics, the scherzo and finale of the piece are filled with Beethovenian musical jokes that are to be admired given the composer's personal tribulations. In contrast, Sibelius' Second Symphony was written as a tribute to the language and culture of a seafaring nation that at the time was subject to Russian rule. Hear both performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.The tickets identified in this promotion are made available through Goldstar. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by Beethoven & Sibelius in connection with this deal.
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The Fine Print
A pre-concert talk will take place starting one hour before show time. In consideration of our artists and patrons in the hall, late seating will take place during the first appropriate pause in the program, at the discretion of house management. Certain programs are performed without intermission; therefore, no late seating can be offered at those concerts. No children under six years old will be admitted. ALL SALES FINAL. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. Ticket value includes all fees. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Goldstar, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.