Woodwind and string instruments rarely work together due to their longstanding feud over woodwinds' freedom to kiss their players while strings are relegated to polite handshakes. Enjoy symphonic cooperation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two general admission tickets to a performance of Dutch Masters (a $30 value) by the Salem Concert Band. The concert takes place on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem. General admission tickets are good for main-floor seating.
Since 1976, the Salem Concert Band has wowed crowds of Oregonian music lovers with performances featuring eclectic instrumentation and an ensemble of independent local musicians. Led with batonned aplomb by John Skelton, the band will tackle Johan de Meij’s Dutch Masters, a three-part piece inspired by Dutch painters Steen, Vermeer, and Rembrandt, whose oil-on-canvas masterpiece Night Watch became the inspiration for the television series Night Court. Also on the program is Wouter Lenaerts’ "Night in Venice," featuring soloist Pippa Randolph on flute, and three additional pieces that highlight the mustache-uncurling tones of Belgian and Russian melodies.
The Historic Elsinore Theatre's Gothic features have astonished audience members into submission since 1926 with its stunning stained glass and sublime murals. The building was designed to resemble Hamlet’s castle, and much like in the sad prince’s customized fortress, corn-dog vendors and keg-rolling beer slingers are kept outside.
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