Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Offers One Day Only Sale on Mini Series, Today
Your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer you a special one day only sale on mini series in sections B & C. The sale runs 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23 until 9:00 a.m. Thursday October 24, 2013 and is valid on the final four main stage concerts of the season. You can help fill the house and save a bundle.
Save 50% off regular priced subscriptions by purchasing a section B mini series for only $97 or a section C mini series for $73.50!
Listeners will take a winter journey with Tchaikovsky's seldom-heard masterpiece, Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams." Hear for yourself why the composer himself said this symphony "was better than any of my other more mature works." Glazunov's brilliant Violin Concerto showcases Concertmaster Aaron Berofsky in this work made famous by Jascha Heifetz. Complete your concert journey with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's wintry description of icy woods and coastline in his Fratres, which builds to a haunting intensity and passion.
Celebrate the genius composer's putting it all together - a funny story, beautiful arias sung by great singers, and a message that makes "Thus do all women" an enduring work. Your A2SO become actors in this narrated, semi-staged opera featuring an all-star cast including: sopranos Sarah Hibbard and Lauren Skuce, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Holloway, tenorCharles Reid, bass-baritone David Small, and bass John Shuffle. Narrated by Stephen West, with chorus prepared by Steven Lorenz, the 18th Annual Birthday Bash is sure to sell out.
Beethoven himself was the soloist at the Vienna premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2, nearly 220 years ago this week. A2SO soloist Adam Golka, back by audience demand for a second performance in Ann Arbor, brings the music's sense of drama and playfulness to life. Strauss' famous tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra fills every cubic inch of the Michigan Theater when the mighty Barton organ, installed when the theater was built in 1927, joins the symphony's impressive ranks. The driving beat and melody of modern composer John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, one of the most performed orchestral works composed in the last 30 years, will shift you to high gear - in less than four minutes.
Each distinguished piece of music at the A2SO's Brahms Festival is packed with emotion, passion, complexity, richness and beauty. From the dashingAcademic Overture to MacArthur Genius Award-winner Bright Sheng's hauntingly beautiful full orchestral arrangement of Brahms' Intermezzo in A major - a poignant work originally written for solo piano - you'll hear Brahms' full-hearted voice. Violinist Itamar Zorman, the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition winner, pairs with 2008 Naumburg International Cello Competition winner David Requiro in the massive Brahms Double Concerto. Together, both artists complement the intensity and emotional range of the Brahms concerto. The A2SO concludes with one of Brahms' best-loved works, Symphony No. 1.
To take advantage of this one day only subscription sale, simply click subscribe, visita2so.com, or call (734) 994-4801. This offer is not valid with any other promotions or discounts and expires October 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.