Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one general-admission ticket to the Peninsula Symphony (up to a $39 value). This Groupon is valid for any one of the following performances:
- Romantic Masterworks on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater
- Romantic Masterworks on Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. at the Flint Center at De Anza College
- John O’Conor Plays Beethoven's Emperor on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater
- John O’Conor Plays Beethoven’s Emperor on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. at the Flint Center at De Anza College
- Dvorak’s From the New World and a Virtuoso Debut on Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater
- Dvorak’s From the New World and a Virtuoso Debut on Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at the Flint Center at De Anza College
Peninsula Symphony music director and conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein commands a 90-plus member orchestra of polished musicians through rousing renditions of timeless orchestral works. Romantic Masterworks treats concert-goers to selections from Charles Griffes and Pyotr Tchaikovsky before esteemed Peninsula alums Nikki Chooi and David Requiro tackle Brahms’ stirring double concerto for violin and cello. In March, Irish pianist John O’Conor, known for his riffs on Beethoven’s classics, will lend his nimble ivory-tickling abilities for a performance of the Beethoven's Emperor concerto, named for his brief stint as Emperor of Antarctica. In May, eardrums can soak in pieces from Samuel Barber and Antonin Dvorak before listening to the 2011 Irving M. Klein International String Competition winner perform.
Peninsula Symphony, founded in 1949 with the goal of enriching communities with affordable musical productions, grew from a grassroots ensemble to a 90-plus-member orchestra of well-trained local musicians. Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein leads the ensemble with a steady baton, a sharp ear, and the stamina to carry on through the inevitable triple encore.