A night at the symphony not only provides a lasting memory of refined musical prowess, but also keeps patrons from resorting to the boring routine of watching the TV boil. Mix up the routine with today’s GrouponLive deal for a subscription for one to see four performances of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s latest lineup of pops concerts at the The Centre In The Square. Seats must be booked before September 20 and will remain the same for each performance. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $70, you get one seat in section C seating, including middle orchestra or mezzanine sections (up to a $140 value; seats for seniors are $133).
- For $94, you get one seat in section B seating, including middle orchestra or balcoony sections (up to a $187 value; seats for seniors are $178).
- For $120, you get one seat in section A seating, including middle orchestra or mezzanine sections (up to a $239 value; seats for seniors are $227).<p>
The subscription is valid for Friday or Saturday 8 p.m. performances of the following shows:
- “The Sultans of String” September 23–24
- “Broadway 1959” January 20–21
- “The Music of John Williams” March 2–3
- “National Chinese Acrobats” May 10–11<p>
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has bowed audiences’ heartstrings since 1945, performing classical masterpieces and lively pops concerts. Subscribers can kick off the season with “The Sultans of String” (September 23–24), which, led by Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell, invites ears to experience Spanish flamenco, French gypsy-jazz, Arabic folk, and other global sounds. Broadway legend Ted Sperling, music director for the Tony Award–winning revival of South Pacific, whisks listeners back to 1959 with musicals such as West Side Story and My Fair Lady (January 20–21). Guests can enjoy John Williams’ tunes from all six Star Wars movies, filled with soaring violins and skydiving tubas, at two concerts helmed by Michael Krajewski (March 2–3). Accompanied by the orchestra, the “National Chinese Acrobats” (May 10–11) wraps up the season with high-flying stunts and a giant roll of duct tape.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was founded out of necessity; in 1945, the Grand Philharmonic Choir was preparing a recital and needed tuneful accompaniment for the harmonic voices. Once its backup duty was over, however, the newly convened orchestra quickly established itself as an independent source for both classical and pops concerts performing more than 100 concerts annually in the Waterloo region. Now home to 52 on-staff musicians, the orchestra continues its decades-long tradition at venues around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge. From his position as music director, Edwin Outwater oversees the joyful noise, which ranges from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles and Broadway. Since assuming the role in 2007, Outwater has been one of the orchestra's most vigorous boosters, arranging the group's first commercial recording in a decade, engineering an exploration of prog rock in collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing, and knitting sweaters for each musician's instrument.