Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born onstage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Upgrade your evening with this GrouponLive deal to see The Federal Way Symphony perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 18, and “A Decade of Swing” on Sunday, January 27, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Both shows begin at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:40 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $47, you get two tickets to both performances (a $99 value).
- For $94, you get four tickets to both performances (a $193 value).
For more than 30 years, The Federal Way Symphony has followed the waving baton of Maestro A. Brian Davenport, who marches the army of instruments through baroque, classical, romantic, and modern pieces, as well as forays into jazz, pop, and holiday songs. With the help of The Federal Way Symphony Choral Society, the ensemble hits the uplifting, jubilant notes of Handel’s Messiah. As the evening’s vocalists intone biblical verses about the titular savior, the instrumentalists fly into grandiose strains, taking on the air of classic hymns and building to the climactic calls of the hallelujah chorus, best known as the world’s easiest sing-along. A few months later, The Federal Way Symphony’s swing band, helmed by drummer Todd Zimberg and guitarist Lonnie Mardis, explores a decade of swing staples in one of the year’s first shows.