Whereas 20% of babies exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Stoke the fires of genius with today's Groupon: for $16, you get one A-level ticket to see the Boston Civic Symphony perform classics by Russian composers on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Regis College Fine Arts Center’s Casey Theatre (up to a $32 value).
Melodies effortlessly emanate from the Casey Theatre stage, where the Boston Civic Symphony commands its stringed beasts to put on performances of classical and modern masterpieces. Ease into the intersecting arpeggios and consonant pileups of the Russian greats as the symphony's adroit instrumentalists showcase, among others, Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon and Mussorgsky's Prelude to Khovantchina. Talented young cellist Sergey Antonov, a Tchaikovsky-competition award winner, will loosen audience eye juices with a dazzling presentation of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra before the symphony tackles Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor as a rousing finale. Leading the dulcet charge is Max Hobart, a former Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant concertmaster and longtime veteran of the melodious trenches.
Though student tickets, with I.D., are always priced at $14, this Groupon still represents the best deal available for all customers.