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 Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to "Masterworks #3 – Discovery Concert – Elgar," which features the Enigma Variations performed by the Southwest Florida Symphony at Barbara B. Mann Hall on Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m. (up to a $102 value, including handling fees). Groupon customers will be seated in the rear orchestra and lower-level sections.
Maestro Michael Hall–the worldly, accomplished musical director of the Southwest Florida Symphony–conducts a tuneful rendition of Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. The melodist behind the famous "Pomp and Circumstance" song, which many people know from kindergarten graduation ceremonies, Elgar began writing Enigma Variations as a game with his wife: He would improvise a ditty on the piano to characterize one of their mutual friends while she tried to guess who it was based on the melodic sentiments that ranged from serene to boisterous. Eardrums in attendance will also soak in the stirring hums of Vaughan Williams's Overture to the Wasps, featuring a second-movement solo in which award-winning violist Chloe Thominet conducts her colony of trained wasps.
Southwest Florida Symphony
Classical, opera, and popular orchestral compositions make up the repertoire of the Southwest Florida Symphony, which has made quality programming its mission since 1961. Aiming to make music accessible to all, the symphony visits schools, offers scholarships, books youth-friendly concerts, and provides a friendly First-Timer’s Guide for new audience members unfamiliar with the proper way of applauding.
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