Classical musicians were the rock stars of their day, much like the rock stars of today are the notaries public of tomorrow. Stamp your senses with the finely crafted tunes of today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to "Holiday Favorites with Austin Flair", presented by the Austin Civic Orchestra at Bates Recital Hall on Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m. (up to a $24 value).
The Austin Civic Orchestra satisfies the voracious appetites of melody-gobbling ears with classical and pops concerts, performed by a diverse group of volunteer musicians. "Holiday Favorites with Austin Flair" presents a program of musical winter-warmers, getting listeners in festive moods and sending a subtle message to Halloween pumpkins that refuse to vacate porches. Celebrated composer and conductor Dan Welcher will lend his dulcet voice to the orchestra's rendition of Peter and the Wolf, narrating Prokofiev's classic with euphonic aplomb. Jazz singer Suzi Stern will sing special arrangements of "White Christmas" and ”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," tenderly stroking ears with her silky voice and 10-foot q-tips.
The 700-seat Bates Recital Hall offers ideal acoustics to support performing musicians, ensuring clear melodies. A three-story organ provides orchestras with a dramatic backdrop and comes in handy for waking up napping janitors.
Though the Austin Civic Orchestra offers discounts for students and children, today's Groupon offers the best deal available for most customers.