For $20, today's deal gets you one gallery C-level ticket (a $39.50 value) to “Pops Goes Celtic” featuring the Leahy family, presented at the Music Hall in conjunction with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m.
For more than three decades, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has regaled eager ears of all ages with professional sounds, high-quality musical performances, and high-profile guest performers. “Pop Goes Celtic” welcomes the eight-member Leahy family to the Pops Stage for an Irish music celebration, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The rollicking show combines instrumental music, song, and dance in a triumvirate of traditional Celtic tunes presented amid a flurry of passionate energy. This family tree of talented troubadours has charmed a multitude of followers through its masterful PBS specials, and today's Groupon allows music lovers to get up close and personal by viewing the show live from the comfort of a gallery-level seat, which presents an unobstructed birds-eye view normally reserved for opera ghosts and opera geese.
- The evening was also notable because it was the first concert led by John Morris Russell in his new title as Cincinnati Pops conductor designate. Russell energetically announced, “There’s no place like home!” as he launched into “Home for the Holidays” with the Pops Orchestra, choruses and dancers, and was warmly applauded by the Music Hall audience. … – Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati.com
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.