While 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical music performance become Bill Gates. Improve the odds of artistry with today's Groupon to an upcoming St. Louis Symphony performance of Also sprach Zarathustra, best known from 2001: A Space Odyssey, at Powell Symphony Hall. Choose from two dates and three seating options:
- For $31, you get one center parquet-seating ticket on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. (a $65 value).
- For $27, you get one front parquet-seating ticket on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. (a $55 value).
- For $25, you get one grand circle-seating ticket on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. (a $51 value).
- For $31, you get one center parquet-seating ticket on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m. (a $65 value).
- For $27, you get one front parquet-seating ticket on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m. (a $55 value).
- For $25, you get one grand circle-seating ticket on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m. (a $51 value).
Tie a bib under your ears and prepare for a sonic feast as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra sounds the thunderous opening fanfare of Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, whose ominous brass-section booms were immortalized in Stanley Kubrick's romantic comedy 2001: A Space Odyssey. In addition to the famous nine-part tone poem, hungry aural orifices can devour Liszt's Mephisto Waltz no. 1, Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, and Ligeti's Atmospheres. Arrive one hour before the performance for a preconcert conversation with Amy Kaiser, director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, who will discuss the concert repertoire and dispense helpful relationship advice.
The Powell Symphony Hall's grand foyer's red, gold, and cream color scheme, copied from the royal chapel at Versailles, enshrines postconcert lingerers in European elegance. Stomach owners can check the SLSO's listing of nearby restaurants to plan a multifarious evening or create a rock-solid alibi for a ketchup heist.
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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.
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