Classical music can make anything seem tasteful, which is why people usually grab a boombox and turn on Beethoven full blast before streaking across a tennis court. Refine whatever you’re doing with today’s GrouponLive deal to see two Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra concerts at North Shore Center. For $40, you get two tickets for main-floor seating in row D, E, H, I, J, K, S, U, or V (up to an $82 value). The first ticket is valid for Concert #3, and the second is valid for Concert#4:
Now in its 50th season, the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra has burrowed its elegant sound into the ears of Chicago’s northern suburbs, strengthening the bridge between the community and the symphonic genre. On February 19, the more than 65-piece ensemble leads listeners on a Spanish expedition that begins with Gershwin’s Cuban Overture. Soprano Michelle Areyzaga lends her gold-plated vocal chords during Poema en Forma des Canciones, and violinist Aurelien Fort-Pederzoli joins in on Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy before bursting open a piñata with his bow. In April, Concert #4 greets springtime with Mahler’s Symphony no. 4, followed by a celebration in honor of the orchestra’s half-century birthday. Prior to each performance, free preconcert lectures, round-table discussions, and oil-wrestling matches between the string and horn sections help acquaint guests with the afternoon’s lofty material.
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077