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 this GrouponLive deal to see the Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Festival presented by the Austin Civic Orchestra at Bethany Lutheran Church. For $12, you get two tickets for general-admission seating on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. (a $24 value).
During the Austin Civic Orchestra’s Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Festival, the orchestra's volunteer musicians are joined by four of the area's exceptional young musicians as they pollinate ears with performances of classical and modern works by such noteworthy composers as Saint-Saëns, Chopin, and Bernstein. The melodious orchestra inaugurates the evening with a soaring rendition of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from the musical West Side Story, offering a veritable feast of notes while helping to muffle the gobbles of any turkeys in attendance. Westwood High's Dongsoo Cha wields his violin during Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto no. 3 in B minor, which highlights the instrument's unique timbre. Rebecca Chen's piano leads Concerto no. 2 in F minor, a piece written by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. Collin Turner and Edward Wang perform a pair of pieces by Bruch, after which the theater rumbles with thunderous applause upon the announcement that there is an ice-cream truck parked outside.
Though the Austin Civic Orchestra occasionally offers other discounts, this Groupon offers the best deal available for most customers.