Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon: for $37, you get two tickets to a Wells Fargo Classical Edge Series concert featuring vocalist Luciana Souza and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m. (a $75 value, including ticket fees and tax). Call at least 48 hours in advance to reserve a spot. The most tickets will be available for the $30 seats in the orchestra, dress circle, mezzanine, loge, or center choral balcony at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jemison Concert Hall.
Watch Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza showcase her Grammy Award–winning vocals with the help of string plucking from guitarist Romero Lubambo, masterful batonery from conductor Fawzi Haimor, and the sweet sounds of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Music lovers can marvel at Souza's genre-crossing talent as she performs a wide range of pieces, including Manuel de Falla's classical El Amor Brujo, a hybrid rock 'n' roll piece by Derek Bermel, and some of her own compositions that fuse jazz and South American influences. Though the concert begins at 8 p.m., it’s preceded by a cocktail hour that begins at 7 p.m., where guests can impress each other by playing octave-jumping leapfrog.
Throughout the concert, each chord and riff will have the benefit of the Jemison Concert Hall’s ideal acoustical conditions. The 1,330-seat venue ensconces guests and their ears in an atmosphere tailor-made for music enjoyment, allowing toes to tap freely so fingers can rest up for post-concert shadow puppetry.
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