What You'll Get
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Enjoy the sweet strains of today’s Groupon well into next year with today’s deal: $55 gets you three concerts of your choice presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (a $120 value). The accomplished artists of CMS range from the most recognized musicians in the world to gifted, emerging young stars. CMS presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, historical period, and height in its extensive concert season, and today’s deal allows you to sample a few.
With this Groupon, pick any three of the following six performances:
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 7:30 p.m.: International String Quartet Series: Escher String Quartet
- Friday, November 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.: Piano/Pianists
- Friday, December 4, 2009, 7:30 p.m.: Baroque Collection
- Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m.: Finnish Voices
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7:30 p.m.: International String Quartet Series: Jupiter String Quartet
- Sunday, May 2, 2010, 5 p.m.: Premiere Program: Paul Schoenfield
CMS performances take place in the newly re-opened Alice Tully Hall, which was closed for nearly two years for renovations. Acoustics in the magnificently renovated space are pristine and rich, and carry the intimacy of chamber music—be it a piano sonata for four hands or string quartet for eight hands—to each seat with warmth and clarity. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times says the 1,087-seat hall is “the most remarkable achievement of the renovation is that the Starr Theater, though not any smaller, now feels intimate and warm.” This rare deal gives you the chance to hear some of the world’s finest musicians perform in this beautiful new space again and again.
Note: Good for first-time subscribers only. Limit two per person.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has received glowing reviews in the New York Times, Newsday, the New York Sun, and papers across the country. Steve Smith of the New York Times remarks on the inclusive mood cultivated by CMS:
- …Wu Han, a pianist and an artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has a knack for making audience members feel like part of a select club. It’s an impressive skill, largely because it comes not through an invocation of elitist privilege, but through her own unbridled enthusiasm. – Steve Smith, New York Times
Gayle G. Hathorne relates the enthusiastic reception CMS performances receive in Present Magazine:
- One audience member framed his appreciation in the form of a question to ask, “Do you always perform every work with such elegance? We were enraptured!” – Gayle G. Hathorne, Present Magazine
Other Venue-Specific Musical Genres
Chamber music is written and performed to take advantage of the intimate spaces in which it is performed. Here are other venue-specific types of music:
- Arena rock
- Bedroom pop
- Sea shanties
- Cave jazz
- Dojo blues
- Roller-coaster synth-pop
- Public library noise rock
- Movie theater lobby electroclash
- Treehouse horrorcore
- 301 Sproken Ave., Syracuse, NY, 13207 funk rock
- Soccer-field intelligent dance music
- Public washroom Gregorian chant
- Maternity ward marimba
- Elevator neofolk
- Sleeping bag outlaw country
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Not valid with other offers. New customers only. Must redeem subscription and email or call to choose tickets within 1 month of feature date; give Groupon ID number. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Before the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was even built, the idea for its Chamber Music Society was born. American composer and Lincoln Center President William Schuman helped specially design a recital hall in which the chamber group could play more than three centuries worth of musical compositions. But the Chamber Music Society didn't stay contained within its venue. Throughout the following half century, its musicians collaborated with dance companies, jazz projects, and festivals, helping to spread awareness and appreciation of their craft throughout the city.