Click above to buy a $30 orchestra-level ticket to Franck’s Symphony in D Minor on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Click on the links below for other dates and times.
Though doctor 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 deal: for $30, you’ll see internationally acclaimed conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier guide the Houston Symphony through César Franck’s Symphony in D Minor (up to a $98.50 value). Hearing Franck’s beloved work from orchestra-level seats while Tortelier guides the whirring woodwinds and booming brass can be a transcendent and pleasantly ticklish aural experience. Call ahead starting April 14 to reserve the best available tickets—seats are first come, first served.
César Franck’s Symphony in D Minor has wowed listeners for more than 120 years with its three-movement exploration of breathtaking harmonic progressions and cyclic themes. The only symphony written by 19th-century composer Franck, the work builds into a stunning finale with a joyous melody returning to the opening theme. Also on the program for the evening is Hector Berlioz’s La carnaval romain and Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Assisting the Houston Symphony in the evening’s orchestrated occurrences is acclaimed violinist Baiba Skride.
If you haven’t heard the sounds of a symphony in a while, today’s Groupon is your chance to reunite you ears with the strings and woodwinds they’ve been pining for all this time. Upon hearing Franck’s handiwork, listeners are known to refill their MP3 player with his symphography, overwriting their former library of auto-tuned instrumentation.
Six Yelpers give the Houston Symphony an average of four stars: > * The Houston Symphony has made a big resurgence. Tix are pretty reasonable, & shows are bigger & better than past years. – LAWJISTIK -. > * All-in-all though, if you can find it in yourself to turn off your iPod for a few hours on a weekend and listen to live music…a Houston Symphony concert is where you should be.. – Dolph W.
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