What You'll Get
A powerful melody, unlike a morningly Hot Pocket, can awaken long-suppressed emotions and memories of childhood summers at the Prince Edward Island oceanside. Today's deal beautifully rouses the dormant and dusty chapters of your life: for $27, you get an orchestra-level ticket to see violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg perform with the San Antonio Symphony at your choice from two performances (a $51.50 value):
- Friday, June 4, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m.
The finale concert for the symphony's 70th season boasts a rich performance of Beethoven's brief and powerful Overture to Egmont Op. 84, before the esteemed Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg takes to the stage. Backed by the San Antonio Symphony, the spirited violin virtuoso will tackle Bruch's grandiose Violin Concerto, bringing her legendary passion to the concerto's seductive first movement, her tender bowing touch to the sweet melodies of the second, and her unrestrained energy to the score's fiery conclusion. After a brief intermission, the Symphony will personally pamper audience members' ears with a performance of Elgar's Symphony no. 1, a sweeping, cinematic work of robust orchestration and exquisite beauty.
Led by revered Artistic Advisor Christopher Seaman, the 70 world-class members of the San Antonio Symphony perform in the opulent Majestic Theatre in downtown. Your Groupon is good for tickets in rows F–Z in the orchestra level of the historic hall, ensuring your view of the orchestra and Salerno-Sonnenberg, long recognized as one of planet Earth's preeminent violinists. So robe yourself in your finest prom gown, and venture downtown for an evening of world-class entertainment.
Ticketmaster reviewers give the San Antonio Symphony 4.6 stars out of five for past events:
- Great show. I took my son as a surprise night out and I was just as surprised as he was. Definitely can't wait for the next show with the San Antonio Symphony. – Djr1970
- My husband and I are both students and this even was affordable and fun. We had an amazing time and I can't wait to go to another symphony event in the future. – DeeMD83
- The Majestic is a fantastic choice for a wonderful night in downtown San Antonio. I have been many, many times and have never been let down. – Krys T., Yelp
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Not for resale. Not redeemable at Majestic Theatre box office. Must pick up ticket before 3 p.m. on 6/4/10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About San Antonio Symphony
Although symphonic concerts could be heard in San Antonio all the way back in the 1880s, the formation of the San Antonio Symphony—the city's first formal orchestra—didn't happen until 1939. It was then that Max Reiter, a native of Italy, was forced from his career and home by a freshly established anti-Semitic policy. Reiter boarded a ship for New York, found the city teeming with exiled musicians like himself, and therefore purchased a train ticket to the South. There, San Antonio's leaders invited Reiter to conduct a demonstration concert for a crowd of 2,500. The success of that initial impression led to the formal founding of the Symphony and an inaugural concert just five months later. Today, Sebastian Lang-Lessing stands where Reiter once stood, leading a full ensemble of 75 musicians with a baton hand honed across the globe.