Thalia Symphony Orchestra

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Led by conductor Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, a symphony of instrumentalists sonically explores classical masterpieces in a historic venue

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Promotional value expires Jan 28, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Will Call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Town Hall Seattle. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Thalia Symphony Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30mins before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 your evening with this GrouponLive deal to see the Thalia Symphony Orchestra at Town Hall Seattle. All tickets are for general admission. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get one ticket to the concert on Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m. (up to a $20 value).
  • For $30, you get one season pass (up to a $60 value), which gets you one ticket to all three of the following concerts:
    • 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 January 27, Radcliffe culls from his experience performing in the Lincoln Center to lead the orchestra through majestic melodies, including Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol and Franck's Symphony in D minor. Classical-music fans fight the urge to ballroom dance in the aisles on April 13, when the orchestra introduces 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.

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.

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