Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one adult ticket to see Opole, Philharmonic of Poland perform at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association (a $20 advanced value, or $21 at the door). Seating for this Groupon will be in the PL4-rear areas of the orchestra and balcony sections; student tickets are $10. Gliding into its 74th season, the Santa Fe Concert Association is hosting Opole, Philharmonic of Poland in a musically mouthwatering night of legendary classical works. Conducted by harmony honcho Boguslaw Dawidow, the Polish philharmonic will enchant concert-goers with renditions of ambitiously romantic music: Richard Strauss's "Don Juan," Wieniawski's Violin Concerto no. 2, and Brahms's Symphony no. 4. Launched in 1947, Opole has played with countless virtuosos in the fields of piano, violin, voice, and removing lint from tuxedos. Appointed principal conductor of the orchestra in 1999, maestro Dawidow is celebrated for his musical repertoire, stunning stage presence, and ability to coax beautiful music from old shoeboxes.
- Opole, Philharmonic of Poland, is one of the fastest growing orchestras in Poland and has achieved great success throughout the world. – Emily Cary, Washington Examiner
- Under [music director Boguslaw Dawidow]'s leadership, the orchestra has hosted a number of world-famous musicians as well as winners of international piano, violin and conducting competitions. – Chris Kocher, Pressconnects.com