While 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born onstage during a classical music performance become Bill Gates. Nourish your own artistic offspring with today's Groupon, which gets you a general admission ticket to Orchestra New England. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket to Baroquefest 2011 on Saturday, February 12, at 8 p.m. at United Church on the Green in New Haven (up to a $20 value).
- For $10, you get one ticket to "Soiree" on Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at United Church on the Green in New Haven (up to a $20 value).
- For $10, you get one ticket to "Sounds. Distant." (world premiere) on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. at Battell Chapel at Yale University (up to a $20 value).
Having recorded for such esteemed labels as Columbia Masterworks and Koch International Classics, Orchestra New England showcases masterful musicianship through performances of works by classical, romantic, and modern composers throughout the year. A yearly celebration of the sounds and sages of the baroque era, Baroquefest 2011 will feature guest harpsichordist Linda Skernick and selections such as Bach's Concerto in A Minor and Telemann's Tafelmusik III. "Soiree" explores the music of Vienna in the 1920s, as the orchestra will perform Schoenberg's arrangements of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Symphony no. 4, and excerpts from Thomas Edison's short-lived heavy metal band, The Draconian Lightbülbs. The premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Mark Kuss, "Sounds. Distant." explores community displacement in China and features native Chinese musicians. The "Sounds. Distant." concert will also feature performances of works by Ives, Elgar, Bartok, Schubert, and more.