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: for $20, you get a main-floor ticket to the "Pops VI—Dancing with the Symphony" concert by the Toledo Symphony on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 8 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater (up to a $45 value).
Fresh off a Carnegie Hall performance, the Toledo Symphony's 67th season whirls on with a rhythmic rendition of 1950s pops with its permanent orchestra of 80 professional musicians. Join the string slingers and quarter-note connoisseurs in the acoustic environs of the Stranahan Theater. Main-floor seats position guests close to the rhythmic gesticulations of symphonic pops star Michael Krajewski, offering a better orchestral experience than pressing an ear against the auditorium door. The lively brass section spurts out energetic notes during performances of songs such as Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" and "Shall We Dance." Concert-goers can present this Groupon at the box office or call ahead to reserve a ticket to the New York Times-acclaimed Toledo Symphony.