Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis, Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe your savage insides with today's GrouponLive deal to see Du Yun with members of International Contemporary Ensemble at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 23, at 9 p.m. All seating is on the main stage. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get two tickets (a $30 value).
- For $25, you get four tickets (a $60 value).
Audiences eschew theater seats and classical decorum for an invigorating dance party as The Mann Center stage hosts the orchestral-pop fusion of Du Yun alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and the live beats of DJs Lee Mayjahs? and Phil Moffa. New York–based composer Du Yun merges an eclectic range of musical elements—from chamber music to pop to opera—while concocting simultaneously haunting and galvanizing music without having to throw CDs into a blender. Commissioned by The Mann Center, the new piece Angel's Bone stands as the show's centerpiece as it imparts the story of a pair of angels from a subversive family facing captivity, bondage, and eventual freedom. A DJ battle follows the show's final note, allowing audiences to get loose during a no-holds-barred dance party complete with a cash bar to honor the familiar tradition of Beethoven's concerto premieres.
The Mann Center
The Mann Center is a prepossessing structure from anywhere you sit in the semi-covered amphitheater—all huge, rough slabs of timber that evoke the setting for a barn dance held by elegant giants. Even the lawn section isn’t an ordinary lawn: from the top of the steep hill where the theater perches, audiences can see not only the performers lighting up the stage below but also the canopy of trees in surrounding Fairmount Park and the city skyline just beyond.
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