Though doctors' waiting rooms and elevators are renowned for their ear-pleasing tunes, they lack the acoustics necessary for bombastic audio appreciation. Relocate to a venue more suitable for enjoying symphonic mastery with today's Groupon, which gets you one ticket to a performance by the Houston Symphony, whose concerts take place at Jones Hall in the Theater District. Choose between two options:
- For $31, you get one orchestra-level ticket to Exploring Mahler 10 (up to a $62 value). This concert runs on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.; or Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
- For $41, you get one orchestra-level or grand tier ticket to Dvorak’s Cello Concerto featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, (up to an $85 value). This concert runs on Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m.; or Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.
One of the country's most venerable performing arts organizations, the Houston Symphony lures listeners with approximately 170 performances each year. Today's deal gives buyers the choice between two different displays of artistic style and skill. Exploring Mahler 10 focuses on Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 10 with a performance conducted by Hans Graf and a brief discussion of the piece led by host Brian Newhouse. Incomplete at the time of Mahler’s death, the open-ended symphony leaves ample room for speculation, analysis, and forensics teams to reconstruct the intended ending from Mahler’s hair clippings. The orchestra performs the completed parts of Mahler’s symphony, along with composer Deryck Cooke’s additions, which together form a full work. Alternately, explore the passion and melancholy of Antonin Dvorak’s lyrical cello concerto, featuring the passionate and experienced young soloist Alisa Weilerstein under the direction of conductor Hans Graf. Allow your imagination to soar along with the winding melody and imagine lost loves, idyllic landscapes, and the entire orchestra in their underwear.