What You'll Get
Without concerts, live musical performances would be limited to avian barbershop quartets and operatic whistling teakettles. Laud multifaceted musicality with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an A-tier ticket (up to a $49 value), or for $18, you get a B-tier ticket (up to a $37 value) to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of New Worlds at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on West Second Street. Your Groupon is valid for either the Thursday, March 24 or Saturday, March 26 performance at 8 p.m.
As part of the Miami Valley and Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series, New Worlds is a three-part musical odyssey composed of pieces inspired by different visions of America. The evening commences with the whimsical gypsy-folk gallop of George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 before getting shredded by Michael Daugherty's guitar-centric Gee's Bend, an electrifying concerto inspired by the Alabama quilting community of the same name. A different America is explored with Antonin Dvorák's Symphony no. 9 (From the New World), a sweeping swan song written during the Czech composer's many twilight-year adventures in the United States, including the legendary New York Harbor concert where he performed an impromptu duet with the Statue of Liberty.
The Schuster Center's 2,300-seat Mead Theatre envelops audiences in a grand yet intimate theatrical environment. The concentric circles of the grand dome are adorned with a fiber-optic star pattern modeled after the Dayton sky on the evening of the Wright Brothers' first flight, inspiring audience members to forgo applauding in favor of enthusiastic arm flapping. Reservations are required and seating is subject to availability.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra offers significantly reduced student-ticket rates for this performance.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Non-transferable. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.