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 your savage insides with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to the Astoria Symphony, performing at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria. Choose from the following performances:
- "Magic of the Cinema" on Friday, October 1, at 8 p.m. (up to a $20 value)
- "Holiday Jubilee!—Handel's Messiah" on Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. (up to a $20 value)
As the flagship ensemble of the Astoria Music Society, the Astoria Symphony spearheads their mission of the musical enrichment of western Queens, bringing symphonic enlightenment to all, whether they like it or not. In the face of such unbeatable enjoyment, join them on October 1 for the "Magic of the Cinema" to absorb a healthy dose of the recommended auditory supplements. The soundtrack features a number of classical pieces, as well as some new cinematic favorites, including Strommen's Salute to the Cinema, Vivaldi's "Spring" from The Four Seasons, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, Ennio Morricone's unforgettable score from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Salute to John Williams, and more.
To deck brainhalls with festive tunes, secure a ticket to the December 11 performance of "Holiday Jubilee!—Handel's Messiah". The Astoria Symphony will be joined by the Astoria Symphonic Choir and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Choir, with guest conductor Bahman Saless. Together they will perform Handel's Messiah, Part the First, and other traditional classics such as "The Holly and the Ivy," "Carol Sing-Along," and Vaughan Williams' Fantasy on "Greensleeves". The music will put listeners in an icicles-and-eggnog mood that will only wear off after the effects of New Years are thundering in the skull.
The Astoria Symphony's meteoric rise from the conceptual mists to a flesh-and-brass ensemble has drawn the praise and admiration of myriad New Yorkers. Among them is Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who heartily endorses the Astoria Music Society as a great New York institution of the arts.
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