For $27, today's side deal gets you one adult terrace-level ticket to the Pacific Symphony performance of Kicked-Up Classics: Featuring Time for Three ($55 value). The concert will take place on Saturday, August 28 at 8 p.m. at the outdoor Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. All tickets purchased together will be seated together in the terrace level section seen here. Pick up the tickets at will call.
The performance consists of two violinists, a double bass, an orchestra, and a conductor feverishly blending bluegrass-style fiddling, jazzy bass lines, classical tunes, and hip-hop riffs. Showcased will be towering compositions by John Williams (overture from The Cowboys), Aaron Copland (suite from Billy the Kid), classic numbers like Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5, and many more. The doors open at six and guests are welcome to pack a picnic; alcoholic beverages are allowed.
For the Pacific Symphony, it's not just about the music. Although the grand orchestra, one of the largest formed in the United States in the last 40 years, produces more than 100 concerts every year, they do it with a goal of engaging the community and edifying the human spirit. Under the direction of Carl St. Clair, the platoon of virtuosos fills its repertoire with classic orchestral masterworks while nurturing the talents of new composers at their annual American Composers Festival. The symphony also expands its community outreach through all-ages music-education programs that have scored honors from the National Endowment of the Arts and the League of American Orchestras.