Like cheese, classical music is best enjoyed when in string form. Snack on the sounds of cultured compositions with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one ticket to Rainier Symphony’s "Symphony Pops!" concert at Foster Performing Arts Center (up to a $15 value) in Tukwila. Children age 12 and under are admitted for free. Choose between two dates:
- Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
The Rainier Symphony tickles listeners' tympanic membranes with classical and pop concerts throughout the year at the 550-seat Foster Performing Arts Center. In his ninth season with the symphony, music director David Wayne Waltman will conduct George Gershwin's jazz-infused journey Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Sam Bent behind the ivories. The classic American piece, which premiered in New York City in 1924, opens with a clarinet glissando and ends with a tiramisu. The orchestra also blasts the audience with other popular favorites while Finnish fiddler Ilkka Talvi reclines in the concertmaster seat.