- $15 for one ticket to South Coast Symphony’s “English MasterWorks” with free parking (up to $28 value)
- When: Friday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Crossline Church
- Seating: reserved orchestra section
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
- Sullivan—Overture to The Mikado: The opening to the famed Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera highlights the sometimes absurd, sometimes romantic themes that drive its looping plot.
- Vaughan Williams—Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis: Intrigued by the haunting key of a 1567 hymn he unearthed during academic research, Williams filled out his predecessor’s spare melodies with characteristically lush orchestration.
- Holst—Selections from The Planets: The seven movements of this grand piece are named for different bodies in the solar system, and nod to the planets’ supposed astrological effects—from the sinister, bellicose strains of “Mars” to the ethereal melody of “Neptune.”
- Elgar—Enigma Variations: Each of 14 variations is dedicated to one of Elgar’s dearest friends, but the titular enigma is an unplayed “theme” that Elgar often hinted at but never revealed.
South Coast Symphony
The South Coast Symphony bills itself as "the unstuffy symphony." Which isn't to say that its pro musicians have any disrespect for the classical tradition—any given season likely will be rich with mammoth orchestral works and famous operas. But the group has broad tastes, and accordingly partners with a wide range of musicians to put on evenings of Broadway show tunes, renditions of classic-rock albums, and film-score performances. Many of the concerts are designed to be welcoming to a wide audience, including kids or adults who have never listened to anything besides CDs of funny sound effects.