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 savage insides with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a reserved seat to a concert at the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (a $23 value). Choose between two performances:
- "Heavenly Mozart" on Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- "The Gospel According to Swing" on Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m.
"Heavenly Mozart" presents a melodious performance of four pieces composed by the world' most influential Amadeus. The orchestra's chorus takes the stage during the pensive strains of Ave Verum Corpus while 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medal winner Clara-Jumi Kang uses her bow to reel audience members into the grandiose intricacies of Violin Concerto no. 3. Or, practice your stomp-clap rhythms in time to "The Gospel According to Swing", an afternoon of gospel and jazz standards featuring the trumpet croonings of Byron Stipling, a former member of the Count Basie Orchestra. The passionate performance will provide listeners with a soul-sized dose of "Amazing Grace" and answer the age-old question of what exactly happens when the saints go marching in.
Call ahead to reserve the best available seating in the Main Center, Main Left, Main Right, Balcony Left, or Balcony Right sections. See the green section in the seating-chart images for "Heavenly Mozart" and "The Gospel According to Swing" for more accurate detail.