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 $19, you get two adult tickets to see the Anchorage Youth Symphony perform on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Theatre (a $38.50 value).
The recipient of the Mayor's Youth Arts Award in 2007, the Anchorage Youth Symphony showcases an award-winning gamut of teenage virtuosos playing challenging orchestral classics. The tuneful youths aim to captivate spectators with a trifecta of stringed opuses during their third concert of the season, enrapturing ears with Britten's lively Soirées Musical Op. 9, Tchaikovsky's Roman-inspired Capriccio Italien Op. 45, and Dvořák's love letter to Native American musicality, the New World symphony. Audience members yield to the Symphony's intoxicating harmonies and surprisingly moving kazoo solos from the elegantly cavernous confines of the 700-seat Discovery Theatre.