Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today's GrouponLive deal to see "The Grand Tour," performed by the American Philharmonic Sonoma County at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 5, at 3:30 p.m. For $20, you get two tickets for main-floor seating in rows L–W (a $40 value).
American Philharmonic Sonoma County's ensemble of 60–75 volunteer musicians whisk audiences around the globe and through time during "The Grand Tour." Freelance violinist, composer, and conductor Evan Craves pilots a romance-heavy program that showcases his amazing ability to keep tempo and swat mosquitoes at the same time. The virtuosic hands of young Russian pianist and Rachmaninoff specialist Elena Ulyanova hold down the 24 variations of the composer's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Berlioz's first voyage to Italy inspired the dashing Le Corsaire, and Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat traipses through a comic tale of seduction in Andalusia. After the program, guests can dance to the songs stuck in their heads around the Wells Fargo Center's formidable collection of outdoor sculptures.