While 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born onstage during a classical music performance become Bill Gates. Experience the brainchild of a musical genius with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get two tickets to The Wells Fargo Classical EDGE Series: Voodoo Violin Concerto at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (a $75 value). The performance is at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 in UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The Voodoo Violin Concerto will be led by master violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (a.k.a. DBR), who's been described as "about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets" by the New York Times and has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to American Idol. The Voodoo Violin Concerto expresses DBR's Haitian roots while effortlessly blending classical pieces with techno interjections. Though the casual, hour-long concert begins at 8 p.m., it’s preceded by a cocktail hour that begins at 7 p.m., when guests can debate which of Beethoven's symphonies should be played during halftime of the Super Bowl.