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 today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get one general-admission ticket to Baroque and Classical Gems on Sunday, January 15, at 3 p.m. (up to a $36 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $40, you get a three-concert subscription pass (up to an $80 value, including all ticketing fees). Passes are good for general-admission seating at the following three concerts:
- Baroque and Classical Gems on Sunday, January 15, at 3 p.m.
- Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m.
- The symphony’s season finale on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m.<p>
Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
Winner of the Illinois Council of Orchestras’ 2010 award for best programming, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra dazzles ears with performances from community instrumentalists accompanied by professional musicians. Baroque and Classical Gems transports listeners back to the era before dandies hunted powdered wigs to extinction, with CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn interpreting Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C and Stephen Alltop channeling the songs of the cuckoo and nightingale in Handel’s Organ Concerto. In February, the Apollo Chorus of Chicago will help the symphony conjure the sonic flames of Mozart’s fiery Requiem, written in the final year of the composer’s life. Internationally acclaimed pianist Inna Faliks stars in the season finale, causing the ivory to cackle until quarter notes come out of its nose during rousing renditions of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 1, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Though Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra offers student tickets for $7, today’s Groupon offers the best deal available for most customers.