Looks a great price for lovers of orchestral music!
n past times classical music has had a sort of stigma attached to it, it has been portrayed more like this, than this excellent Metallica collaboration. Though there are examples of exciting orchestral pieces and concerts in modern pop culture all over the place, take film scores for example; John Williams' for Star Wars is one of the most popular, recently I was lucky enough to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform the original Star Wars score at the 02 Arena and it was truly AMAZING. So if it is not your usual thing, maybe go out on a limb and try it, we think you'll like it.
This deal is for Adrian Suttons Suite taken from the music from the critically-acclaimed play War Horse, here it is given its world premi? performance. Based on Michael Morpurgos best-selling childrens book, the play concerns a young mans quest to be reunited with his horse, which is sold into service during World War I.
The influence of British literature is further expressed with music from Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waughs novel that became an iconic television series and feature film) and an illuminating suite by composer Nigel Hess, inspired by William Shakespeare. Christopher Gunnings successful music career has earned him four BAFTA Awards, including the recent feature film La Vie en Rose, based on the life of Edith Piaf. His lyrical Oboe Concerto is dedicated to his daughter, Verity.
The concert takes place at the newly refurbished ex-New Christian Science Church, Cadogan Hall, on Tuesday 22nd June and you can get top seats for only £12.50 instead of the normal £45 or £35 prices. For a generously grand evening out, Groupon delivers again.
What people are saying...
"The opening shimmered with mysterious delights: slithering harmonics from the strings; the bubbling mud of winds and brass."
"Likewise, Adrian Suttons haunting music, assisted by the inimitable folk-charm of John Tams as songmaker, adds a new dimension to a narrative already thick with imagery and theatrical magic."
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE