Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Expose yourself to old-school edification with this GrouponLive deal to see Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. For $18, you get one ticket for general-admission seating to the symphony's season finale on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. (up to a $36 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Winner of the Illinois Council of Orchestras' 2010 award for best programming, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra dazzles ears with performances from community instrumentalists accompanied by professional musicians. On May 12, the symphony's 51st season glides to a graceful finish as internationally acclaimed pianist Inna Faliks headlines a spirited springtime finale. While tickling the ivories, Faliks will help the ESO deliver rousing renditions of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 1, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. The Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church once again plays host to the symphony's soaring measures, welcoming concertgoers with amenities that amplify the experience and make it more memorable than seeing the string section perform in a cramped telephone booth.
Though Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra offers student tickets for $7, this Groupon offers the best deal available for most customers.