Historians posit that music was born when the guttural, boulder-rolling grunts of two Neanderthals generated a beat that pleased our ancestors but would horrify modern ears. Celebrate more advanced harmonies with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to the grand finale of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra's 2010–2011 season on Saturday, April 30 at Methodist University's Reeves Auditorium (up to a $25 value).
As one of the oldest symphonies in North Carolina, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra has garnered international acclaim, as exhibited by an overseas tour and a visit from Queen Noor of Jordan on the orchestra's 50th anniversary. Crowds regularly witness the emphatic gestures of conductor Fouad Fakhouri as he leads a musical cornucopia of classic symphonies while controlling nearby weather systems with his baton. Today's Groupon treats ears with a ticket to the orchestra's 54th season grand finale performance. The show boasts a selection of classical music from the 20th century, such as Ralph Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music, a piece written while the early 20th-century English composer was experimenting with parachute pants and keytars.