I got an exciting email from Benevolent Dictator Jamie this morning:
$10 Advance Student Rush Tickets!
Login to BSOmusic.org using Promo Code STUDENT to purchase your discounted tickets to Beethoven and Shostakovich. You must login before adding tickets to your cart to view discounted ticket price. This offer is for online purchases only. [Ain’t Baroque notes: ya gotta use these links on this blog post!]
And what Beethoven and Shostakovich is this, you might ask? I mean, besides two of my favorite composers ever? Why, it’s Beethoven’s second piano concerto, Shostakovich’s first symphony (written when he was 19!), and then also Mahler’s Blumine and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.
The pianist is Markus Groh, and the conductor is Ilyich Rivas, whom the concert page described as 17-years-old and “dashing.” I’m not entirely sure what qualifies him for the latter, but sure, why not. I understand those Latin guys have all kindsa rhythm.
If you like symphonies or piano concertos or dashing men or whatever, you can have you fill on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 at 8 pm at the Meyerhoff and Saturday, October 16 at 8 pm at Strathmore.
Extra perk on Thursday: Wine Night! Have I ever mentioned this? Every Thursday at the Meyerhoff they have tasting menus for ten bucks. Nifty. You should do that; it’s very dashing.