The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Channel your mistletoe horticultural failure into romance, then reward yourself with today's Groupon to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's matinee holiday performance at The Centre in the Square on December 18th, at 2:30 p.m. (includes the $1 ticket fee). Choose from four seating options:
- For $36, you get one Section A ticket (a $66 value).
- For $30, you get one Section B ticket (a $55 value).
- For $22, you get one Section C ticket (a $41 value).
- For $10, you get one Section D ticket (a $20 value).
Since 1945, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has dazzled the ears and eyes of music enthusiasts with a variety of signature, pops, and classical performances. Today's Groupon is good for a matinee ticket to the December 18 performance of Yuletide: Men with Horns, an audience sing-along spectacular during which festive concert-goers can snap and sway to the sounds and sights of more than 180 musicians, singers, and dancers as they tunify holiday classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," and "Let it Snow". Conducted by David Martin with vocalist and pianist Tim Louis, the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and the Grand Philharmonic Children's Choir, this holiday extravaganza is even attended by the notoriously reclusive symphony connoisseur, Santa Claus.
While the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony sometimes features discounted prices online for groups, this Groupon still offers the most flexible deal available.
While there are few online reviews of the Kitchener–Waterloo Symphony, more than 620 Facebookers are fans.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was founded out of necessity; in 1945, the Grand Philharmonic Choir was preparing a recital and needed tuneful accompaniment for the harmonic voices. Once its backup duty was over, however, the newly convened orchestra quickly established itself as an independent source for both classical and pops concerts performing more than 100 concerts annually in the Waterloo region. Now home to 52 on-staff musicians, the orchestra continues its decades-long tradition at venues around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge. From his position as music director, Edwin Outwater oversees the joyful noise, which ranges from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles and Broadway. Since assuming the role in 2007, Outwater has been one of the orchestra's most vigorous boosters, arranging the group's first commercial recording in a decade, engineering an exploration of prog rock in collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing, and knitting sweaters for each musician's instrument.