Click above to buy tickets for “Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony” on Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m. Click on the links below for other dates:
- Buy here for a $10 ticket to Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony on Thursday, January 21, at 5 p.m.
- Buy here for a $10 ticket to Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony on Thursday, March 18, at 5 p.m.
- Buy here for a $10 ticket to Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony on Thursday, May 6, at 5 p.m.
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Rather than starting your own symphonic happy hour and getting thrown out of three different performances of Verdi’s Requiem, choose the sanctioned road to diatonic drinking. Today’s Groupon scores you one ticket to the Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony for $10 (a $20 value). Seating at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be general admission on the main floor, with the mezzanine and balconies opening up for any overflow (audience-style overflow, not beer-bong-style overflow). Doors open at 5 p.m. and the performance starts at 6:30 p.m.
For the 90 minutes before the show, you’ll be free to hobnob with Indy’s other friendly music lovers over food and cocktails. During January’s concert program, Beethoven’s Eroica will rub shoulders with Coldplay’s “Fix You,” as will Debussy’s Claire de Lune with music from Meet Joe Black, and more. Each concert will offer a completely different blend of classical, contemporary, and even bluegrass music, so you don’t need to break the glass on that emergency banjo just yet. Time for Three, who will play at the February and May concerts, exemplifies this eclecticism as ISO’s first ensemble in residence. Much like the imperial raves popular in Mozart’s day, each concert will run seamlessly without breaks and incorporate lighting and video effects.
Besides giving first-timers an accessible entrance into the endlessly rewarding world of classical music, Happy Hour at the Symphony lets you truly hear the music on its own terms by freeing you of expectations about what will be played, just like your brother-in-law’s idea for “The Blindfolded Buffet.” The juxtaposition might even help your ears detect how Beethoven’s music influenced Coldplay (more than you realize) and vice versa (not at all). Buy extras as gifts for anyone with a good ear for music that you’ve been dying to whisper sweet nothings into.
10Best.com lists Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as one of the best performing-arts attractions in the area: > * The magnificent Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1930, has delighted millions with its musical excellence.…They not only strive to please adults who appreciate fine music, but also to educate and entertain children of all ages in regards to the world of the symphony. – 10Best.com
Though few patrons have written online reviews, one Judy’s Book user gives the ISO’s magnificent melodies a perfect five stars: > * The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers some of the best live classical music in the world.…The Hilbert Circle Theatre is a cozy, acoustically prime hall, beautifully decorated. Seats in the first mezzanine or lower are very good. – N R.