While 20% of babies that were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born onstage during a classical music performance become Bill Gates. Listen to classical music's billionaire-creating melodies with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to see the Takács Quartet on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, organized by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society.
Now in its 50th season, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society continues to attract renowned chamber ensembles, from virtuosic string quartets to ivory-pounding pianists. Gracing the stage for a one-night string soiree is Boulder's Takács Quartet, world-spanning bards who have enlivened ears in countries as diverse as Australia, Japan, and New Zealand for more than 30 years. The evening program finds the group weaving its artful blend of drama, warmth, and limericks into string serenades by acclaimed composers such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartok, and Franz Schubert. The four musicians fire their bows on the acoustically rich Carnegie Music Hall, an intimate yet grandiose venue that allows music lovers to wrap themselves in warm harmonies on cold, soundless evenings.
In-demand instrumentalists who play more than 90 shows a year, the Takács Quartet is also known for its recorded work. The group won a Grammy, a Gramophone, and a Chamber Music America Award for their recordings of Beethoven's early work, composed in adolescence about topics ranging from the impermanence of life to the unfairness of bad report cards.
Groupons will be accepted at the door of the event, or call ahead to reserve specific seats.
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