Unlike rock-concert attendees, symphony audiences are expected to remain silent during pieces, with applause encouraged only after the final movement and crowd surfing allowed only after particularly blistering timpani solos. Appreciate undiluted music-making with today's GrouponLive deal: for $9, you get one general-admission ticket to see "Made in America", presented by the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra at Northside College Preparatory High School on Sunday, January 29, at 3:30 p.m. (up to an $18 value). Doors open at 3 p.m.
Led by Russell Vinick—winner of the Illinois Council of Orchestras' 2010 Small Orchestra Conductor of the Year award—the Lake Shore Symphony delights listeners with classic and modern orchestral works. "Made in America" kicks off with Joan Tower's piece of the same name, riffing on "America the Beautiful" to inspire patriotic feeling in show-goers' hearts and initiate patriotism routines in cyborgs' motherboards. Arranged by celebrated choral composer John Rutter, "Spirituals" collects traditional African-American church songs into an uplifting sonic package delivered by the Northside College Preparatory High School Concert Choir. Antonín Dvořák was inspired by similar material in composing his Symphony From the New World, which ends the evening by setting folk-inflected melodies to exquisite orchestration. The show will take place in Northside College Preparatory High School's acoustically honed auditorium, with a sound-friendly shell that keeps notes from confusedly rearranging themselves into renditions of "100 Bottles of Beer."