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Reviewed May 16, 2012
What You'll Get
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 deal for tickets to see the Thalia Symphony Orchestra at Town Hall Seattle. All seats are general admission and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket (up to a $20 value) to see your choice of one of the following concerts:
- Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m.
- For $30, you get one season pass, which gets you one ticket to all four of the above concerts (up to a $60 value).<p>
The Thalia Symphony Orchestra showcases a troupe of more than 80 instrumentalists who sonically weave classical masterpieces under the precise baton of conductor Stephen Rogers Radcliffe. On November 6, Radcliffe will cull from his experience performing in Lincoln Center and mattress stores across four continents to lead the orchestra through majestic melodies such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite. During the January 29 performance, 24-year-old violin soloist Lauren Roth serenades the audience with string mastery sharpened from concert-mastering eight orchestras. The musicians will perform famed opera compositions on April 1, including segments from Verdi’s Aida and La Traviata, and the season’s final performance on May 12 sees piano maestro Allan Dameron joining the symphony for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5, a technically complex polka of fingers across the ivories. Between the euphonic ditties, audience members can admire the Roman Revival style and charleston-dancing phantoms of the historic Town Hall, built in 1922.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6/person, limit 4/person for season pass. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Town Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Town Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Thalia Symphony Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Thalia Symphony Orchestra
Thalia, one of the Greek muses said to inspire artists, must have paid Seattle a visit in 1949. That's when Mikael Scheremetiew—himself a violinist and conductor—established the Thalia Symphony Orchestra and named it for that mythic figure. Scheremetiew's wish was to give fellow local musicians another creative outlet, and it was more than granted. After a brief flirtation with opera, the organization devoted itself to music, and the aural tradition continues today.
The modern iteration of the orchestra, headed by new conductor Michael Miropolsky, features 80-plus instrumentalists, a core group frequently joined by noted soloists. The ensemble regularly performs unique concerts showcasing the work of composers united by common themes—a Tchaikovsky suite might share billing with a Dvorak symphony, while a Wagner overture could be accompanied by Schubert's latest remix. The orchestra's access to such a wide range of works is partially afforded by its Thalia Scheremetiew Library, one of the largest private music collections in the region.