Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today's GrouponLive deal to the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra's Valentine's Love Fest at MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills on Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $50 value). Children younger than 12 are admitted free. A preshow talk will begin at 2:15 p.m.
Drawing on a background that includes 27 years as a violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, music director Max Hobart leads the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra through carefully curated programs with verve. The Valentine's Love Fest concert stars operatic husband-wife duo Brian Landry and contralto Ana Maria Ugarte as they essay songs from Carmen, Tosca, and Rigoletto, melting hearts and shattering brittle emotion processors with their voices' romantic resonance. The orchestra's musicians enhance the euphony with pieces by Wagner, Saint-Saëns, and Puccini. A preconcert lecture given by Wellesley Symphony Orchestra president Leslie Holmes educates listeners with info about the music and its interpreters.
Though the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra offers discounted student and senior tickets, today's Groupon still offers the best deal for all customers.