What You'll Get
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 melodious meal with today's Groupon to the Seattle Symphony. Choose from the following options:
- For $55, you get one ticket in the orchestra E section for the five-concert Rush Hour series (a $115 value).
- For $75, you get one ticket in the orchestra C section or 3rd tier for the Rush Hour Concert Series, a five-concert series (a $175 value).
All Rush Hour series concerts take place on Fridays at 7 p.m. Click here for a list of upcoming concerts.
- For $30, you get a children’s ticket to the five-concert Discover Music series (a $65 value).
- For $45, you get an adult ticket to the Discover Music series (a $90 value).
All Discover Music series concerts take place on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Click here for a list of upcoming concerts.
The Seattle Symphony unites the allegretto energy of music director Ludovic Morlot with the zestful strings of an internationally acclaimed, Emmy-winning orchestra. In the family-friendly Discover Music Concert series, children ages 6–12 fall in love with music as violin bows dance across strings to a backdrop of classic tales including The Story of Babar and The Snowman. The kinetically pleasing “Dancing with the Symphony” performance gets bodies moving to the beat of a timpani drum, and “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” acquaints youthful audiences with the strings used in many orchestras and the differences between electrical and orchestra conductors. At 10 a.m., before the concert, families can participate in activities and marvel at the stunning Benaroya Hall, a building the size of a full city block.
Patrons can wind down after the workweek with the Friday-evening Rush Hour series, with optional happy-hour drinks and Wolfgang Puck catering (not included in this Groupon) starting at 5:30 p.m. Eschewing an intermission, the series plays a concise set of music from the greats, including Copland, Rachmaninov, Weber, Ravel, and Schumann. Rotating conductors and visiting players keep each show invigoratingly original.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must reserve Discover Music series options by 10/5/11. Must reserve Rush Hour series options by 10/13/11. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Seattle Symphony
For over a century, the Seattle Symphony has built its audience and enraged Rumpelstilskins with an ever-growing collection of accolades and golden awards. Two Emmy-winning television specials stand out among a list of credentials that also includes 12 Grammy nominations and upward of 140 recordings. The orchestra continues to live up to its esteemed reputation thanks to new principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik who has been hailed, "Among the best pops conductors in America,” by Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He has also been recognized as an innovative conductor through his startling arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. The symphony is also well known for performing classical juggernauts such as The Rite of Spring as well as more whimsical nights of jazz standards.