A night at the symphony not only provides a lasting memory of refined musical prowess; it also keeps patrons from resorting to the boring routine of watching the TV boil. Mix up the routine with today's GrouponLive deal for tickets to a front-orchestra section or best available seat at a Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra performance, held at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Choose from the following options:
- For $18, you get an individual ticket to a Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra concert (up to a $37.75 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.
- For $52, you get a four-concert pass that includes one ticket to each of the performances listed above (up to a $116 value, including all ticketing fees).
Free indoor parking is available at the venue.
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor Francesco Milioto leads a troupe of more than 65 talented professionals and nonprofessionals through classical arrangements during the 2011–12 season. During the season opener on October 16, Alexandra Switala, winner of the 2011 SVSO Young Artist Competition and living challenge to Illinois' practice of awarding violin licenses only at the age of 18, performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1 in G Minor. Subsequent concerts entrance eardrums with classic compositions including Gershwin’s Cuban Adventure and Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 4. Guests are encouraged to attend a complimentary, informative preconcert lecture at 1:45 p.m. before each performance and spend more time soaking up the North Shore Center's soaring modern design and excellent acoustics while figuring out how to bribe the percussionist into making more horses-trotting noises.