Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see a pops concert performed by Bernadette Peters and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at the Salem Civic Center. For $13, you get one ticket for stadium-rear seating on Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m. (up to a $26 value, including fees). Doors open 90 minutes before showtime.
Bernadette Peters is widely considered one of the most legendary Broadway stars of all time, but her talents extend far beyond the Great White Way. Her trophy mantel bows under the weight of multiple Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Drama Desk Awards, and NASA scientists recently discovered a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that bears her name. Over the decades, the crimson-haired icon earned a warm spot in audiences’ hearts with her original interpretations of characters in Stephen Sondheim musicals, including Dot and Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, the ugly old witch in Into the Woods, and Mama Rose in Gypsy. Reels upon reels of classic films also feature her scarlet ringlets, including the comedy blockbuster The Jerk, where she shared the screen with iconic comedian Steve Martin. During her pops concert with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Peters projects her mighty voice toward the rafters as she reminds audiences how she became a triple-threat legend.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Following the baton of music director and conductor David Stewart Wiley, the members of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and its chorus deliver concerts that cover a wide spectrum of genres, regaling ears with everything from sci-fi soundtracks to masterpieces by classical composers. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra also surprises audiences with visits from renowned performers by the likes of singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes and triple-threat Bernadette Peters. Before masterwork concerts, Wiley stages preconcert talks that give audiences musical insight on the pieces that will be performed. To complement its programming, the RSO records a podcast called Inside the Music, which broadcasts playlists off Beethoven’s first generation iPod.