Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with this GrouponLive deal to see Ivy Creek String Quartet’s “Date Night! With Strings Attached,” presented by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra at the James River Conference Center. For $20, you get two adult tickets for general admission on Friday, November 2, at 7 p.m. (up to a $40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
It can be challenging for busy twosomes to schedule an evening with each other, so the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra steps in. Its “Date Night!” hosts an evening of handholding and thick classical melodies from the Ivy Creek String Quartet—a female foursome that often plays with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra when not producing their own concerts. During Friday evening’s shindig, the quartet tackles Dvorak’s “American Quartet,” a lilting, classical piece that swells with emotion, before launching into pop classics such as the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. As duos sway to the tunes, they can sip libations from the cash bar and enjoy peace of mind knowing that their offspring are nearby with the event’s onsite babysitting service; kids are free to play safely or phone instructions to their stockbrokers.
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
For almost three decades, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to re-create classical pieces and vivify modern works. Shows speckle the schedule throughout the year, welcoming duos for “Date Night!” performances, delighting the senses with songs by local choirs, and celebrating snowmen’s birthdays with classic holiday tunes.