Captain America once said, “‘Twas music that soothed the savage beast.” Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it’s just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe your savage insides with today’s Groupon. For $15, today’s Groupon scores you one ticket to your choice to select performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (a $20–$40 value). Performances will take place nearly every weekend from April 30 through June 5 at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Monument Circle. Seating will be on the main floor, subject to availability. To ensure you get a ticket to the event of your choice, call the box office to reserve your date and have the tickets mailed or held at will call. Impulsive concert-goers may also bring their Groupons to the box office to exchange for available seating.
- On April 30 at 8 p.m. or May 1 at 5:30 p.m., lose yourself in the 1,001 intricately interlaced notes of Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzlingly colorful Scheherazade. Per tradition, the orchestra will pause at the most suspenseful points so that the audience can decide whether or not to behead them.
- On May 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Brahms 2, in addition to tying up a lot of the cliffhangers from Brahms 1, will feature Johnny B.’s triumphant Symphony No. 2 plus a little Liszt and Saint-Saens.
- The Stars of the ISO align under the baton of Carlo Rizzi on May 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. After the ISO’s strings strut their stuff during Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony, the ISO horn section premiers the concerto written by James Beckel, and Zach De Pue lights up Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto no. 2—all of which culminates in the woodwinds performing Stravinsky’s glorious Firebird Suite.
- On May 21 at 8 p.m. and May 22 at 5:30 p.m., the ISO will perform Mahler’s monumental “Resurrection” Symphony for the first time in 23 years with the help of two vocal soloists, a choir, and a hoard of instruments.
- During the IVCI Laureates in Concert on June 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., associate conductor Sean Newhouse will lead audiences through a diverse program of delightful lesser-known gems for the violin, including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Strauss’ Don Juan, Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise.
Besides nourishing the soul and tickling the intellect, the transcendent harmonies of Mahler and soaring strings of Mozart might preserve your sanity by finally, finally dislodging the Main Street Electrical Parade music that’s been stuck in your head since an eighth-grade band trip to Disney World. Explore a diverse sampling of the best classical music by one of the nation’s premier orchestras with today’s Groupon to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
10Best lists the 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
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