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. Increase your chances of a lavish retirement with today's deal: for $19 you get one general admission ticket to the Peninsula Symphony at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center or the Flint Center at De Anza College (up to a $38 value). See the Symphony play at one of the following performances:
- Beethoven's 5th and a Virtuoso Debut on Friday, March 18, 8 p.m. at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center
- Beethoven's 5th and a Virtuoso Debut on Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m. at the Flint Center at De Anza College
- Great Moments in Opera on Friday, May 13, 8 p.m. at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center
- Great Moments in Opera on Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m. at the Flint Center at De Anza College
The Peninsula Symphony pairs music director and conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein with an assembly of experienced musicians, reanimating classic orchestral works with tender, powerful performances, and novitiate-edifying pre-show lectures. The March performances allow symphony savants to imbibe the bombastic beauty of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, best known as the soundtrack to the dentist vengefully revving his drill. May's Great Moments in Opera program covers highlights from works such as Carmen, Faust, and Aida while daringly excluding the work of both Hall and Oates. All tickets are first come, first served general admission to the symphony, which has a rich history of community involvement and excellence.
Twelve Yelpers give the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra a four-star average:
- Overall, wonderful way to spend an evening. – Nam N., Yelp, 1/26/10
Peninsula Symphony, founded in 1949 with the goal of enriching communities with affordable musical productions, grew from a grassroots ensemble to a 90-plus-member orchestra of well-trained local musicians. Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein leads the ensemble with a steady baton, a sharp ear, and the stamina to carry on through the inevitable triple encore.