While 20 per cent of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100 per cent of babies born on stage during a classical music performance become Bill Gates. Teach the children well with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one adult ticket to a performance by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (up to a $30 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Beethoven and Bruckner on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute.
- Spring Serenade on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church.
- Spaghetti Western: Music Inspired by Hollywood on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute.
This Groupon is only for one adult ticket, available for attendees 16 years and older.
The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra commits to the preservation of classical performance with an arsenal of passionate musicians and eclectic programming. On Saturday, March 5, the orchestra joins with Toronto Choral Society to present Beethoven's legendary Ninth Symphony alongside Bruckner's Te Deum. Hear a classic rendering of "Ode to Joy" as the composer originally intended it. There will be a pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m. in the cafeteria.
On Saturday, April 2, Hollywood composer Bruce Broughton will premier his new work "Triptych" as a part of the Spring Serenade presentation. Alex Eddington's Windmill Dance and Phil McConnell's A Spring of Faithare also making their world premieres. Rossini's Overture to Tancredi and Wolfgang "Rock Me Amadeus" Mozart's Serenade in C Minor round out the night's repertoire celebrating the fall of winter into spring.
On Saturday, May 14, in Spaghetti Western: Music Inspired by Hollywood, the philharmonic pays tribute to the classic Hollywood scores of Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt), Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), E.T. (John Williams), and Modern Times (silent). Michael Daugherty debuts a tribute to the spaghetti westerns in a concerto for English horn, orchestra, and electronic bullwhip.