Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get two tickets to the Michigan State University College of Music's performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem (up to a $40 value) at Cobb Great Hall in the Wharton Center in East Lansing on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. Admission for students and for children younger than 18 is regularly $10.
The Michigan State University College of Music hones the tonal talents of its charges before unleashing their melodic capabilities into the acoustically sound stratosphere of the Wharton Center. More than 150 musicians from the MSU Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, State Singers, Choral Union, and soloists from the MSU voice faculty interpret Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, a passionate piece known to enthusiasts for its examination of faith and the afterlife as well as for its lack of the synth-pop beats that dominated the 19th-century symphony scene. Vocal soloists Melanie Helton, Molly Fillmore, Richard Fracker, and Rod Nelman form a choral quadrangle that harmonizes disparate clefs into a prism of polyphony.
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