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 to the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Symphony Hall. Tie a bib under your ears and prepare for an aural feast as celebrated Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos energetically leads the St. Louis Symphony through Brahms' First Symphony, a masterwork at least 14 years in the making. The four-movement symphony was dubbed by Brahms' contemporaries as Beethoven's Tenth, due to its finale's resemblance to the finale of Beethoven's Ninth, though it involves fewer vuvuzelas. Choose from two dates and two seating options with today's deal:
- Grand Circle seating on Friday, December 3, at 8 p.m. (a $46 value)
- Front Parquet seating on Friday, December 3, at 8 p.m. (a $46 value)
- Grand Circle seating on Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. (a $46 value)
- Front Parquet seating on Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m. (a $46 value)
- Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, 76 years young and now well along in the grand old master phase of his career, has been getting splendid results from the Los Angeles Philharmonic indoors of late, especially in repertoire of color and flash. – Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times
Yelpers give St. Louis Symphony a five-star average:
Ornate chandeliers and a high-ceilinged auditorium are just two stunning features of Powell Hall, an opulent, Versailles-inspired concert venue built in 1925. Originally known as the Saint Louis Theatre, Powell Hall was bequeathed its new moniker after the Saint Louis Symphony Society won it during a heated card game with a band of ragtag vaudeville performers. With its marble-accented lobby and sprawling interior, Powell Hall continues to beckon visitors to take in its inimitable sights and classic sounds.