Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic campaign speeches, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon to the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre. Choose from the following dates and performances:
- For $25, you get one C-level ticket to Cirque de la Symphonie on Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. (a $50.50 Value).
- For $25, you get one C-level ticket to Cirque de la Symphonie on Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. (a $50.50 Value).
- For $20, you get one C-level ticket to Tam Plays Tchaikovsky on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. (a $40 Value).
- For $20, you get one C-level ticket to Tam plays Tchaikovsky on Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. (a $40 Value).
All available seating is located in the C level, placing Groupon holders a mere five rows from the stage and providing an intimate vantage point usually afforded only to those concert cognoscenti who smuggle periscopes underneath their top hats.
Cirque de la Symphonie treats ear buds and ocular orbs to a dazzling music-motion meld. Veteran aerial flyers, contortionists, dancers, and jugglers take to the stage, their gravity-defying leaps, bounds, and trampolining Siberian tigers skillfully choreographed to orchestral oeuvres by Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner. Esteemed maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia conducts.
Tam Plays Tchaikovsky, meanwhile, pares down the orchestral panoply, placing violin virtuoso Terence Tam front and centre, where he and conductor Alain Trudel artfully lure Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto off the page to hover hauntingly in midair. The performance continues to reward ears for months spent under earmuff with Beethoven’s inventive Eroica Symphony no. 3.
In its 70th year of melodious performances, the highly acclaimed Victoria Symphony is billed as one of the largest performing arts institutions on Vancouver Island. Classical newcomers and aficionados alike are invited to luxuriate within the lavish Royal Theatre, replete with stunning arches, arresting acoustics, and baroque balconies ideal for post-performance monologues.
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