Concerts engage all the senses, wooing audiences with ear-coddling crescendos, the visual spectacle of musical instruments at the ready, and the scintillating smells of the tuba's inbuilt easy-bake oven. Enliven the senses with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see Puppet Strings performed by the McLean Orchestra (a $30 value). This Groupon is valid for the season-finale show on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School in McLean.
With Puppet Strings, the McLean Orchestra will perform Stravinsky's century-old ballet Petrouchka, which narrates the tale of a lovesick puppet who comes to life. Under the direction of the baton-wielding conductor Emil de Cou, more than 80 professional and hobbyist musicians weave together Petrouchka's solemn ode to unrequited love and bean burritos through gripping crescendos and emotive string playing. Supertitles will elucidate characters' thoughts in writing over the stage. Then the orchestra switches from puppet strings to cello strings with Antonin Dvorak's Concerto for Cello featuring cello soloist Amy Ward Butler. Derrieres can park themselves in any seat in the general-admission section with first-come, first-served seating.
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