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 this 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 between the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket to the concert on Sunday, October 28, at 2 p.m. (up to a $20 value).
- For $30, you get one season pass (up to an $80 value), which gets you one ticket to all four of the following concerts:
- Sunday, October 28, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
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 October 28, 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 Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat and Dvorak's Symphony no. 8 in G Major, op. 88. Joining him in the acoustic spotlight are violist Roxana Patterson and violinist Ron Patterson, a husband-and-wife duo that astounds audiences with string mastery sharpened from years of performing together.
During its January 27 performance, Thalia Symphony Orchestra will perform two mid-19th-century pieces: Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol and Franck's Symphony in D Minor. Classical-music fans will fight the urge to ballroom dance in the aisles on April 13, when the orchestra will introduce ears to Ravel's suite of waltzes, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales. In the season’s final performance on June 8, soprano Kimberly Giordano teams up with the symphony for Berlioz's Les Nuits d'Été, op. 7, a haunting composition inspired by a series of Gautier poems and mixtapes found in the boogeyman’s bedroom.
Town Hall Seattle
From the outside, Town Hall Seattle serves as a beacon for fans of the performing arts with its white terracotta sides that reflect light in the winter and glow after rain. The building also borrows from numerous Roman Revival–style architectural elements, such as six two-story columns, a central dome with an oculus, and far-reaching glass windows draped with Julius Caesar’s togas. Vaulted ceilings and thick masonry walls form an acoustic dream for Town Hall Seattle’s host of guest performers, which regularly include orchestras, singers, and other musical talents. Town Hall Seattle still retains many aspects of its original 1922 design, such as the wooden pews and Tiffany-style light fixtures.
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.