Today's top conservatories prepare standout soloists by making each student recite the notes of Beethoven's Eroica from memory and dissect a concert grand piano. Experience the results with today's Groupon to the Yale Symphony Orchestra's April 23 concert at Woolsey Hall in New Haven. Student tickets can be purchased from the YSO for $2. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one orchestra- or second-balcony-level ticket (a $10 value).
- For $7, you get one first-balcony level ticket (a $15 value).
The Yale Symphony Orchestra sets on stage Yale's finest undergraduate talent, rendering classic works and debuting new music. Its alumni have garnered worldwide renown, giving audiences the chance to experience soon-to-be hottest new virtuosos on the music scene. Music director Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada has studied with several noted conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, and collaborated with distinguished artists, such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie.
On April 23, Shimada's bravura baton work will guide acclaimed globe-trotter and pianist Peter Frankl and the well-traveled orchestra, which is fresh from a performance in Turkey. After Robert Schumann's Concerto for Piano romantically roams the ivories, artistes of the adagietto will unleash Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony no. 5, resounding throughout the golden friezes and classical columns of the stately, century-old Woolsey Hall. All seats are first come, first served within the designated seating sections and make for a better orchestral experience than pressing an ear against the auditorium door.