Like American English pronunciations, country music grew from British roots watered with Kentucky bourbon and pure, sweet freedom. Wave a musical flag with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a $30 ticket to see one of two shows from Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Protective Life Corporation Summer Series downtown at the Alabama Theatre. Choose one of two shows:
- Act of Congress and Three on a String on Thursday, June 3, at 8 p.m.
- Country's Hit Makers: Behind the Hits on Friday, June 4, at 8 p.m.
As part of the Alabama Symphony's Sounds for Summer series, both shows bring contemporary musical entertainment to the ornately gilded, classy venue. The Act of Congress and Three on a String show tickles tiny earhammers with modern bluegrass and genre-spanning hits. Or hear Country's Hit Makers: Behind the Hits, which packs a 15-song set with recent country billboard toppers such as "Cowboy Casanova" and "American Honey." Both shows are conducted by Christopher Confessore, the ASO's principal pops conductor.
The $30 seating provided by today's Groupon nets you the best views in the house, ranging from either the three sections of the orchestra pit to the first few rows in the mezzanine or dress-circle sections. Seats must be reserved at least 48 hours prior to the show of your choice.
Though there are no reviews for future shows, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra has received excellent reviews in the past from the Birmingham News for a recent symphony and a 2009 fusion of film and music.
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