Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two tickets to one of the following performances at the Artist Series at Wheaton College (up to a $106 value):
- Opole Philharmonic of Poland on Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
- Empire Brass on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
The culture connoisseurs at Wheaton College coordinate public exhibitions every month to explore the human experience through the lens of music, visual art, and dance. Meander through the majestic soundscapes of Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven performed by the Opole Philharmonic of Poland, Poland's leading orchestra and sausage juggling consortium. These masters of regal reverberation have performed with notable virtuosic soloists throughout the world and tour extensively abroad to critical and audience acclaim. Horn hounds can choose to lubricate auditory valves with the glossy harmonies of Empire Brass, boasting an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet. These five superstar scale climbers hail from major orchestras across the United States, perform more than 100 concerts a year in metropolitan areas all over the world, and are known for a vast repertoire of material, ranging from Gabrieli's composition for St. Mark's Cathedral to Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes about Gabrieli haunting an opera house in a Technicolor cat suit.
Concerts are held inside the Edman Memorial Chapel, which seats 2,400 guests. Both shows include a pre-concert lecture—beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Blanchard Hall (room 339)—that educates audience members on the history of the musical genre and prepares them for the wild and crazy antics they may witness during the show, including impromptu royal marches or improvised duels performed with bows and trombone slides.
Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so call the theater right after purchasing your Groupon(s) to assure the best available view.
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