After Beethoven tragically went deaf, the notoriously competitive Mozart insisted on performing and composing with his ears stuffed with feta cheese crumble. Reap the benefits of self-imposed creative limitations with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get one Adult Gold season series subscription to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in the Youkey Theater at The Lakeland Center. The gold subscription is good for all five Masterworks performances for the 2010–2011 season. Masterwork concerts are all at 7:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
- October 5, 2010: “Taking the 5th on the 5th” *November 9, 2010: “Back for Seconds” *December 7, 2010: “Home for Christmas” *February 15, 2011: “All in the Family” *April 12, 2011: “An Evening of Broadway”
The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is an approximately 80-member coterie of melodically-minded do-gooders, largely made up of volunteer musicians, who provide high-quality entertainment. Today’s deal gets you a best-available reserved seat to all five of the orchestra’s 2010–2011 Masterworks performances, which celebrate the accomplishments of some the world’s finest, most eccentric composers. The initial, October 5 concert kicks things off by traversing the fifth symphonies and concertos of such storied composers as Beethoven, Bach, and Tchaikovsky, whose Symphony no. 5, movement II revealed that Paul was dead and John was the walrus nearly a century before it became popular knowledge. Future concerts include Respighi’s Pines of Rome and symphonized Christmas music featuring a kinetic kick from members of Florida Dance Theatre.