Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $23, you get an orchestra-level ticket to Kansas with the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra, taking place at RiverCenter on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $46.50 value).
Orchestral rock band Kansas joins forces with talented student orchestras on its 2011 Collegiate Symphony Tour, creating ear-enticing sounds to raise funds for college music programs. The October 1 concert pairs the melody-making quintet with CSU's Philharmonic Orchestra to benefit the Schwob School of Music, with student note-noodlers ably assisting the band as they tunefully traipse through their lengthy discography. Notes from resonant cellos slide smoothly into the chords of radio mainstays such as Dust in the Wind; the trills of violins and errantly tuned cell phones enliven the classic Carry On Wayward Son. RiverCenter's 2,000-seat Heard Theatre gently reverberates the lyrical loveliness, and the orchestra section puts audience members close enough to the stage to catch crowd-surfing harpists.
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