Today’s side deal is chamber music to the ears: for $17, you get a ticket to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival (a $35 value). Your Groupon is redeemable for the Saturday, June 12, performance in the intimate Seligman Family Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
The 17th-annual festival boasts an impressive lineup of esteemed musicians and emerging artists performing work from the classical chamber repertoire as well as contemporary compositions. The festival’s theme this year is “The Poet Speaks,” and the June 12 performance features the music and poetry of Lera Auerbach in a piano, cello, and soprano trio, as well as the Haydn Piano Trio in C Major and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Forty-five minutes prior to the concert, which begins at 8 p.m., Auerbach will present an educational prelude about her music and writing.
Take a look at what the Detroit Free Press had to say about last year's Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival:
- Each Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival takes on its own personality, and the 16th annual edition, which came to a close after two weeks and 17 concerts with two immensely satisfying programs Saturday and Sunday, carried more contemporary snap than any previous edition… Sunday’s concert at the Kerrytown Concert House was pretty much perfect in every way, from a compelling mix of repertoire (Bach, Haydn, Leos Janacek, Charles Ives, Ades) to terrific performances by Eighth Blackbird and the promising young Leos String Quartet. Best of all was Denk’s take on Ives’ monumental and rarely played Piano Sonata No. 1, one of the most memorable performances in Great Lakes festival history. – Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press
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