Though the expression is often parodied in popular culture, scientists have for years refined anxiety and study-aid medications in an attempt to teach lab mice to play the world's saddest song on the world's smallest violin. Enjoy the life-size inspiration for their efforts with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two adult tickets to The Bohemians presented by the Worcester Chamber Music Society at Oakham Congregational Church in Oakham at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 (up to a $50 value).
The Worcester Chamber Music Society transforms sheets of music into harmonies and descants, with performances of music ranging from modern pieces to masterworks. An evening of audacious arpeggios and sforzandos will ensue at The Bohemians concert, with compositions by Dvorak, Martinu, and Schulhoff, performed by acclaimed soprano Maria Ferrante and musicians on violin, viola, cello, keys, and the kazoo. The casual grandeur of the church accents the simplicity of chamber music, which normally features a small group of musicians and circus clowns in a resonant room. All tickets for this show are general admission.
Though students can purchase tickets for $10 apiece, and children younger than 17 receive free admission to the concert, this Groupon represents the best deal for most buyers.
6 Coldbrook Rd.
Oakham, Massachusetts 01068Get Directions