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 GrouponLive deal to see the Thalia Symphony Orchestra at Town Hall Seattle. All tickets are for general-admission seating. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket to see your choice of one of the following concerts (up to a $20 value):
- Sunday, January 29, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.
- For $20, you get one season pass, which gets you one ticket to all three of the above concerts (up to a $45 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 January 29, 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 Stravinksy’s Firebird Suite. Joining him in the acoustic spotlight, 24-year-old violinist Lauren Roth serenades the audience with string mastery sharpened from concertmastering eight orchestras.
The musicians will perform famed opera compositions on April 1, including segments from Verdi’s Aida and La Traviata. And in the season’s final performance on May 12, piano maestro Allan Dameron teams with 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.
Although the Thalia Symphony Orchestra features a discounted price for students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for all customers.
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.