Today's side deal gets you one ticket to "Basically Brandenburg with the The Symphony Space All-Stars" for $20 (normally $35 in advance, $40 the day of the show). Each ticket includes one cup of hot cider, which you can redeem before the show, after the show, or during intermission, in case the divine contrapuntal melodies of the fourth concerto send a chill up your spine. The concert of concertos will take place on Sunday, December 20, at 7 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, so you will have to reserve your spot no later than December 19.
"Basically Brandenburg" is, as you may have guessed, basically Brandenburg. More precisely, the Symphony Space All-Stars will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos, among the master's best-loved and most-requested works. Concerto No. 5 in D Major! was the "Free Bird!" of its day. A carefully selected ensemble of New York's finest musicians will be performing all six of Bach's exuberant, joyful concertos in all their baroque glory.
"Basically Brandenburg" provides a brilliant holiday treat for music-loving friends and family too tired from shopping to stand for Handel's Messiah.