Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to see the Rainier Symphony’s “Classical Concert One” (a $30 value). Children age 12 and younger are admitted for free. Choose between two concert dates and locations:
- At the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- At the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila on Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.<p>
The Rainier Symphony tickles listeners’ tympanic membranes with classical and pop concerts throughout the year in two local venues, whose intimate size and excellent acoustics enhance string-top serenades. In his tenth season with the symphony, music director David Wayne Waltman invites violin prodigy Sophia Stoyanovich to join the symphony for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a technically complex three-movement piece that begins in D Major and ends with tiramisu. The orchestra also blasts the audience with other antique favorites such as Ives’ Symphony no. 2, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, and Henry Ford’s Model T in D while Finnish fiddler Ilkka Talvi reclines in the concertmaster seat.