Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Electrify mental motherboards with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get two general-admission tickets to "The Space Spectacular," presented by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra at E.C. Glass Auditorium on Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra offers senior tickets for $18 and student tickets for $5; children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
For 28 years, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to recreate classical pieces and vivify modern works. A multimedia extravaganza, "The Space Spectacular" delights all the senses with a slideshow of breathtaking planetary photos, never-before-seen footage of aliens devouring moon pies, and the score of Gustav Holst's The Planets amplified with expanded brass and percussion sections. Musicians echo the exciting, frightening possibilities of the universe in Strauss compositions from the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey before showcasing their mastery of 3/4 time and space time in pieces from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Finally, a tribute to John Williams rouses audiences with samples of the prolific composer's masterful pieces from Star Wars, Superman, and Indiana Jones, Lost in Space.
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
For almost three decades, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to re-create classical pieces and vivify modern works. Shows speckle the schedule throughout the year, welcoming duos for “Date Night!” performances, delighting the senses with songs by local choirs, and celebrating snowmen’s birthdays with classic holiday tunes.