Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to see "Une Grande Finale: From France to Spain" by the Wisconsin Philharmonic at Shattuck Auditorium in Waukesha on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. For $12, you get one ticket for seating in orchestra rows S–ZZ (up to a $30 value).
In "From France to Spain," the Wisconsin Philharmonic ends a season that paid tribute to the great French composers with a border-breaching grand finale that links the Gallic tradition to Spain and the U.S. Joined by award-winning young Spanish soloist Jose Franch-Ballester, the orchestra leads with Debussy's Clarinet Rhapsody, followed by Copland's Clarinet Concerto, whose quintessentially American character shows up in the score's jazzy passages, which Copland composed in a star-spangled tuxedo. A suite of Spanish-flavored pieces from Basque composer Maurice Ravel concludes the evening, beginning with the notoriously difficult Alborada del Gracioso and culminating in the satisfying rhythmic thrum of Bolero.
Though the Wisconsin Philharmonic features discounted tickets for students, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.