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:
- Vienna, City of My Dreams on Friday, January 21, at 8 p.m.
- Vienna, City of My Dreams on Saturday, January 22, at 8 p.m.
- Beethoven's 5th and a Virtuoso Debut on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m.
- Beethoven's 5th and a Virtuoso Debut on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m.
- Great Moments in Opera on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
- Great Moments in Opera on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m.
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. Imbibe the bombastic beauty of Mozart, Schubert and Strauss with Vienna, City of My Dreams, an evening of performances by artists from the musical metropolis, or narrow your experience to a single masterwork with the March performance of Beethoven's 5th, best known as the soundtrack to your 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 general admission to the symphony, which has a rich history of community involvement and excellence.
Yelpers give The Peninsula Symphony Orchestra and average of four stars.
- Overall, wonderful way to spend an evening. – Nam N., Yelp
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.