Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon for the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. For $9, you get one general admission ticket (up to an $18 value). Choose from three tightly tuned performances, all held at Meany Hall on the UW campus:
- "Beethoven: Defiance Incarnate", with selections by J. Strauss, Henze, and Beethoven, on January 23 at 3 p.m.
- "The Firebird: A Magical Concoction", with selections by J.C. Bach, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, on April 10 at 3 p.m.
- "The Mighty Five", with selections by Balakirev, Cui, Borodin, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov, on May 22 at 3 p.m.
Known for mingling a program of symphonic classics with lesser-known musical rarities, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra showcases the musical talent of the Puget Sound region under the guidance of music director Adam Stern. The group brings classic works of ear-literature to life with its subtle string caresses, thunderous horn tooting, and shredding harp solos.
Although this Groupon represents the best price available for most patrons, youth 16 and younger can use a voucher to attend Seattle Philharmonic performances at no charge.