A night at the symphony not only provides a lasting memory of refined musical prowess; it also keeps patrons from resorting to the boring routine of watching the TV boil. Mix up the routine with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, presented by Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center at Court Street United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. All seating is general admission, and doors open 30 minutes before the show. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one adult ticket (a $25 value).
- For $23, you get two adult tickets (a $50 value).<p>
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center offers discounted student tickets for $5 (students as old as 25).
Trumpeters, bassoonists, and trombonists sneak away from their usual duties with the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra to perform classical masterpieces and modern works arranged especially for a brass ensemble. A mélange of old and new pieces includes highlights from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, an arrangement of Bach’s Concerto in D (after Vivaldi), the U.S. premiere of Australian composer Paul Terracini’s Gegensätze, and knock-knock jokes punctuated by slide whistles. The brass’s jaunty renditions of traditional tunes “Greensleeves” and “Christmas Bonbons” warms the hearts of holiday lovers and keeps audiences engaged without periodically sounding off a smoke detector. Founded in 1884, the Mendelssohn Performance Arts Center is among the oldest community music organizations in the U.S., inviting patrons into its halls year after year to support and experience the excitement of live music.
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is among the oldest community music organizations in the U.S., inviting patrons into its halls year after year to support and experience the excitement of live music. The center is home to the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, which won the 2011 award for Best Chamber Orchestra from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. The group of in-residence musicians keep fans of classical music thoroughly entertained with concerts throughout the year and tag-team wrestling matches between the string and brass sections.