Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one general-admission ticket to see "Classical Rock" at the LAVC Theater in Valley Glen on Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m. (a $50 value). Parking at the theater is free.
"Classical Rock" melds the intricate elegance of symphony orchestration with the gritty, infectious rhythms of popular rock songs during a one-night unification of distinct musical genres. Organizer, composer, and mad scientist of rhythm Oren Halmut commands center stage behind a drum set, splitting the spotlight with the full, 46-piece Valley Symphony Orchestra. Breakneck beats and sophisticated arrangements color modern anthems from chart-topping artists including Michael Jackson, Linkin Park, and Britney Spears. Conductor Dr. Michael H. Arshagouni spearheads the assembly of accomplished professional musicians and volunteer music-stand impersonators as he writes a fresh chapter in the orchestra's half-century history.