What You'll Get
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 your savage insides with today’s Groupon to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra’s performance of selections from Bach Brandenburg Concertos on Sunday, June 20, in Powell Hall. Choose from two seating options:
- $15 for a seat in the orchestra level left or right ($35 value)
- $20 for a seat in the dress circle or orchestra center ($40 value)
The concert begins at 3 p.m., but you must present your Groupon at least 30 minutes before showtime to receive your ticket. Seating is first come, first served, so arrive early. You can exchange your Groupon for a ticket at the Powell Hall box office beginning June 16.
The Grammy® Award-winning Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1880 and has striven during its 130-year run to make great music available to all through education, community outreach, and the audible dissemination of harmonic melodies. Its Casual Classics program continues this tradition with a performance of four highlights from Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concertos, among the most popular music ever written for orchestera—no. 2 in F major, no. 3 in G major, no. 4 in G major, and Concerto in D minor, which features a rare violin duet by celebrated string-massagers David Halen and Erin Schreiber. Mr. Halen also conducts the orchestra through the baroque masterpieces, which are sure to please music lovers and 440-year-old German margraves alike.
Acting as the SLSO’s base of operations (and holographic Danger Room on weekdays), Powell Hall was completely renovated in 1966 with two million 1966 dollars. The hall reopened in 1968 with perfect acoustics to match its original stained glass and architecture (modeled after the royal chapel at Versailles), so attendees are guaranteed a visual feast to match the performance’s symphonic smorgasbord (food and beverages are offered starting an hour prior to performances for mouth-based feasting). Buy an extra Groupon for a friend who looks hot in a powdered wig and let the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra transport you with heavenly music that’s as warm, bright, and colorful as a summer afternoon.
Recently at the 52nd annual Grammy® Awards, producer Steven Epstein took home the award for Producer of the Year, Classical for a repertoire that included the Saint Louis Symphony’s Doctor Atomic Symphony.
Four Yelpers give Powell Symphony Hall an average of four stars: > * Powell Symphony Hall is an extraordinary building that is alive with history! Everyone should come here at least once in order to appreciate the beauty and intelligence of its design. Its creation is an audio marvel, leading to the rise of the sound in a most dramatic way, and keeping the audio clean and clear. – Jennifer B. > * The first time I went to Powel Symphony Hall, I was newly sixteen years old. I’ve been back several times since then, but I’m always disappointed that I can’t see it the same way I did the first time I went there. I was in complete awe of the place. You must see the inside of Powell to understand what I’m talking about. – Jennifer H.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Only valid for purchased date. Tickets are first-come first-served in the seating section purchased. Must present Groupon to Powell Hall box office between 6/16 & 30 min before performance to receive ticket. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Powell Hall
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.