Listening to classical music is an excellent way to get inside the minds of some of history’s greatest composers, although a good bit and brace will do in a pinch. Explore the mind-matter of renowned musicians with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get general admission seating at a Lincoln Financial Foundation Signature Series casual concert (an $18 value) from Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Choose from one of the following four concerts, which will be held at the Arts United Center:
- Ravel/Bach/Haydn on Friday, September 24, 2010, at 7 p.m.
- Beethoven: Revealed on Friday, October 22, 2010, at 7 p.m.
- Haydn/Britten on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 7 p.m.
- Dvorak/Beethoven on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 7 p.m.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s extensive history lends credibility to the talented wind-wielders, sing-stringers, brass-handlers, and percussion operators that currently make up the symphonic orchestra. Experience classical music resurrected for modern times during the Lincoln Financial Foundation’s casual concert series, which offers musical classicists four different options. On September 24, customers can lend ears to a medley of Ravel’s impressionist compositions, Bach’s baroque-ish lullabies, and the original scores of Haydn, whose beautiful sounds inspired Beethoven to invent the record player—a story that will be musically retold during the concert entitled Beethoven: Revealed. Each concert is preceded by a happy hour in the Rolland Gallery with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Held in the Arts United Center—which features a continental house design that eliminates a center aisle and affords room for up to 657 people—the casual concert series helps fulfill the Philharmonic’s mission to foster a love for classical music and unannounced oboe solos. Read the FAQs page to brush up on your applause etiquette and call the box office to reserve your general admission seat.